Do you love adding herbs to your meals, but don’t have time to run to the store? Or the selection doesn’t look as fresh as you want it to be?
Have no fear! This blog was designed to specifically help you to grow your own herbs hydroponically!
Go to the store! How are you going to regrow herbs from the store, if you haven’t bought any to begin with!
Note: You will want to look at the leaves and stems before you purchase the herb. Make sure that the leaves are still green, and that there are no black spots before you buy it.
If the tips of the plants are brown, then you will need to cut off the ends to be able to regrow them properly. It will help with the speed and quality of the growth.
Purchase some Rockwool to place your plants in. Also, a bin or container for the rockwool and plants to go into to absorb the water and nutrients.
Check the pH balance of the water. It should be a pH of 5.5. Then, drop the Rockwool into the water with the pH of 5.5.
Cut the stem AT AN ANGLE about an inch from the bottom leaf BEFORE you remove the leaves (step five).
Remove excess leaves. You only need 2-3 leaves for the herb to grow. Removing the leaves will also allow the plant to focus more on growing the roots then having to feed the leaves.
Place the tips of the plants into your Rockwool that’s inside the bin with the water.
If you want to, you can add a rooting hormone to help your plants root. However, you do not need this for the plant to grow. It will help fungus stay out of your root, though!
There you have it! You are able to grow your own herbs from the store!
Depending on the ones that you select, you will need to do a little research to see what temperature you will need to keep it at.
Most herbs can grow in rooms that have at least a 65 to 70°F day and 55 to 60°F night temperature regimes.
You can attempt to get FREE herbs from the store!!!
How? Simply ask an employee if they have any herbs that they are throwing out.
Most herbs only have a shelf life for 2-3 days. So, a lot of stores have to throw away perfectly fine herbs so place new ones on the shelves.
If they are allowed, they might hand you stacks of herbs that you can use for your new hobby of regrowing herbs!
For more information on hydroponics and aeroponics, check out our blogs!