When it comes to growing, most people think of a garden with rich soil, but there are some herbs that can be grown well for months in nothing but water. It also is an easy way to propagate herbs from your garden. What’s more, you can keep your fresh herb supply going during the winter by bringing a few sprigs to grow indoors before the frost comes. And in the post today, we’ve listed them and will share them with you.
Here is the list of the 7 Popular Herbs You Can Grow in Water. They are easy to take care of and can be planted in any pots such as mason jars, vases, glass bowls, or terrariums and then place on a sunny windowsill. In addition, growing these herbs will bring some other benefits. For example, most of them require the least maintenance, create almost no mess, and are also disease and pest-resistant. You just change the water every few days, once their roots are formed, you can move your cuttings into the soil to add them to your outdoor garden.
The stems of mint will root quickly and can last for a long time while indoors in water if they’re in a brightly lit spot.
For the best result, you should take your sage cuttings from new growth in spring when rooting in water. Keep in mind that this herb can be prone to rotting, changing the water frequently is especially important and don’t let make any leaves get wet.
Similar to rosemary, oregano plants can get woody with age, so you should take your cuttings from fresh, new growth to form roots more easily.
Rosemary stems can get woody with age, so you should make sure to cut fresh, green stems to propagate in water.
You should take your thyme root cutting when the plant is producing fresh, new growth and the best time is between mid-spring and early summer. Making your cut just below a node, which is the part of a stem from which leaves sprout, after two weeks, the thyme stems should start rooting when being place in water.
#6 Lemon Balm
When propagating lemon balm cuttings in water, it may take up to a month for roots to appear, then let the roots grow a couple of inches before moving your cuttings into soil.
Although the stems of basil will root easily in water, for the best leaf growth, plant your cuttings in soil once the roots reach about two inches long.