Herbs and greens which I grew on my balcony in 2020
What are my practical insights about growing them?
I bought a small plant at a market and planted it to my balcony pot, – three times I made it again and again – each time plants dried. Lastly I realize – a pot should be much bigger than the already developed root block!
Now, when the root system of a plant feels great – I see new leaves are growing constantly during all summer and even autumn. The plant is higher, feels healthy and satisfied.
The same situation as with peppermint or bay plant – it is better to plant Oregano in larger pot. But contrary to peppermint – oregano likes friendly neighbors in the same large pot – lavender and rosemary! Grows well in a partly shadow place. I use pine tree mulch to cover the soil, as for sun not to dry it too fast
If planted properly – with enough space for roots – grows amazingly well. Even after I cut all the stems in the beginning of August – the new stems appeared and there are still small new stems growing in October
Rosemary, Oregano and Lavender experiencing a good neighborhood in one pot. Pine tree mulch is good to keep the soil moist and not overdried
I use no chemicals to boost its growth, only natural Bokashi fertilizer which I need to do by myself from veggie and fruit peels and other residue.
I’ve got a present!
Last week I got a gift from a friend of mine, fresh bay leaves and oregano were there too!
About my Bokashi composting set
I wrote the post about my Bokashi composting set and you may find it by clicking on the link Bokashi – my organic composting at home. My Bokashi composting set is in the action all year round!
If some of my readers would be interested, I bought my Bokashi online. I will receive small commissions from Amazon if you will buy a Bokashi set by following the link below:Skaza Bokashi Organko Set (2 x 16 L) | 2 Composters from Recycled Plastic | Starter Set for Kitchen & Garden Composting | with EM Bokashi Bran 1 kg (Black-Green)
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To be continued! …
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