You like indoor plants but you don’t want to bring soil inside the house, because it leaves an indescribable mess? We will show you 10 plants that can grow only with water. It doesn’t matter if you live in an apartment or house these plants need only water, light and heat.
What do you need?
First of all, you need containers such as Mason jars, and then you need water. Avoid using tap or chemical water. Spring water is the best you can use because it contains minerals for the great development of plants.
Last but not least, the plants you will grow. Some of them need only a fresh cut branch to grow harmoniously in water, and others need to be grown first in soil.
These plants should grow in individual supports such as seedlings, and then you can put them in water. Tomato seeds
won’t grow in water.
Mint is one of the most appreciated medical plants. If you want fresh mint all the time, just put a small cut mint branch in the water jar. This doesn’t require any special attention.
Basil will love the warmth of your home and will grow harmoniously in the water as long as it has plenty of light. Our advice is to cut it when it starts to bloom. This will extend its life.
You have to apply the same procedure as with mint. Put a cut branch in water and make sure it has enough heat and light to develop harmoniously.
If you want to grow thyme in water, make sure that the twig you want to place in water is young (must be light green). Usually, old branches grow harder or don’t grow at all. You can do this between May and July, before the plant blooms. Once you cut the twig, put it in the water immediately, because it dries very quickly.
The twig you want to put in water should be young to develop harmoniously in this environment. We advise you to cut the twig in spring because it grows much faster in this season. All this work is worth the effort, because rosemary is a perfect plant to keep in the house.
Spinach is among the most appreciated and often encountered hydroponic crops among farmers. Seeds are planted in different small pots with soil. When the plant is sufficiently developed, transfer it in the water container.
Just like tomatoes, use the already grown seedlings.
We advise you to use bush cucumbers, not climbing cucumbers, because the last ones are harder to develop in water containers.
Celery seeds should be planted in seedlings, and when the plant is large enough can be moved into the water jar. To grow celery without soil is already a bonus. That means that all the land that is usually hidden among the leaves will no longer cause problems. Just rinse the leaves a little before eating them.
CAREFUL! For some of these plants takes time to adapt to the new environment and begin to grow. Normally, they begin to grow in a period that can last between 2-6 weeks.
If you want the plants to grow harmoniously, you can use fertilizer. Beware, however, which type of fertilizer you choose! You don’t want to endanger your health.
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