Herbal remedies are a great way to naturally treat common ailments and conditions. Not only are they effective, but they can also be grown right in your own backyard.
In this blog post, we’ll show you how to get started growing some of the most popular herbal remedies, including lavender, chamomile, and mint.
Lavender is a versatile herb that can be used for everything from relaxation to headaches. The key to success when growing lavender is well-drained soil. Lavender doesn’t like its roots to stay too moist.
When planting, make sure to give each plant enough space to grow. Lavender can spread aggressively if left unchecked.
Once your plants are established, prune them regularly to encourage new growth. And finally, harvest the flower spikes when they’re just beginning to open for the best flavor and fragrance.
Chamomile is best known as a soothing tea, but it can also be used topically for things like skin irritations and insect bites. Chamomile prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade, and it’s pretty drought-tolerant once established.
When planting, start with seeds or young plants rather than mature chamomile. It’s not easy to transplant successfully.
Chamomile self-seeds readily, so unless you want it taking over your garden, deadhead the spent flowers before they go to seed. Harvest the leaves and flowers as needed throughout the growing season.
Mint is a flavorful herb that’s great for cooking or for making into a refreshing tea. Mint is very easy to grow. In fact, it’s practically bulletproof.
It does best in full sun but will tolerate partial shade, and it likes moist soil. Be careful when planting mint, though. It can quickly become invasive if left unchecked. To prevent this, plant mint in a pot or another type of container with drainage holes. You can also try growing mint in hydroponics.
Harvest the leaves as needed throughout the season. Just cut them back about 2 inches from the ground to encourage new growth.
Herbal remedies are a great addition to any garden. Not only do they provide natural treatments for common ailments, but they’re also relatively easy to grow and care for.