Quelles plantes aromatiques planter ensemble ?

Which aromatic plants to plant together?

  1. Each aromatic plant has specific needs
  2. Herbs that can be planted together
  3. The benefits of potted aromatic plants
  4. Our varieties

Each aromatic plant has specific needs

Aromatic plants are generally used in cooking for the aromas they give off, and the tastes they can give even to the simplest recipes.

Each aromatic herb plant is grown according to different needs, mainly water and light, but the characteristics of the leaves, stems, bulbs, roots, seeds and flowers are also to be taken into account.

Herb plants require little space to grow and have no complicated requirements for the soil they will grow in, making them easy to grow and grow, even in small spaces!

They can be planted in a garden (indoors or outdoors), on a balcony or also in a planter, on a window sill or indoors on a kitchen counter, for example. Whether in an outdoor vegetable garden or in a kitchen garden , it is easy to successfully plant it with the right advice!

Aromatic herbs need light and water, but do not need much maintenance, which is why they are easily accessible to beginner gardeners and anyone who does not have a hand. green!

There are several varieties of aromatic plants:

Perennial aromatic plants , which offer the advantage of living for several years. Some lose their foliage in winter (such as chives and tarragon for example), others have evergreen foliage and are perfect for winter ( thyme , rosemary and sage) since they can be eaten at any time. seasons !

In the list of perennial aromatic plants we therefore find:

Annual aromatic plants such as basil and coriander only live for one season . Each year they must therefore be sown or replanted . Parsley or chervil, on the other hand, are biennial aromatic plants, which are grown over two years and then disappear.

Herbs that can be planted together

We think that aromatic plants are all the same…that's not the case!

In a vegetable garden or in a planter, aromatic plants must coexist which have the same requirements in terms of maintenance, soil and watering. Shade or sun, cool or dry soil, the choice of species to plant is not the same.

It is therefore recommended to make certain associations:

  • In the sun in well-drained soil that dries easily, sow or plant thyme , rosemary and savory.
  • In the sun in soil that remains cool, sow or plant chives , coriander and tarragon.
  • In partial shade in soil that remains cool, sow or plant chervil, parsley , tarragon and perennial celery.

Thyme , rosemary, sage and all Mediterranean herbs need full sun exposure and perfectly drained soil, including dry and poor soil. While basil, chives and tarragon also appreciate the sun (they support partial shade, however), but require cooler soil. Parsley and chervil are grown in partial shade in cool soil; mint also, but it is more accommodating and supports all types of exposure.

Here is the list of plants that must imperatively remain isolated so as not to interfere too much:

  • Mint because this plant invades everything and moreover, if it is left to flower, it reseeds itself everywhere.
  • Sage which secretes substances into the soil and therefore prevents the development of other aromatic plants.
  • Basil because it needs a specific substrate, its roots must remain moist and the leaves in the sun. However, basil can be planted with plants such as tomatoes .

The benefits of potted aromatic plants

The aromatic plants we have talked about so far are easily grown and grown in pots. The choice depends mainly on the conditions of exposure that you can offer them. Be sure to have a draining layer at the bottom of each pot (clay pebbles for example), especially for Mediterranean herbs.

When grown in pots, aromatic herbs are pleasant to look at, they can be moved easily depending on the sun. Potted aromatic herbs have the advantage of always being at hand. Another advantage of potted herbs is that they don't take up much space. Even if you only have a small garden or balcony, you still have room for a few pots. If you do not have enough space on the ground, you can opt for example for planters to be fixed to the wall. A vertical vegetable garden in his apartment is a solution when you are short on space. Such an aromatic garden on your terrace or balcony also offers you intoxicating scents and creates a pleasant environment!

URBAN CUISINE cork pots are made in France from cork oak harvested in France, they allow you to grow a set of fruits, vegetables or aromatic herbs. In this way, you can create an easy-care indoor vegetable garden that will give you access to organic and fresh products all year round. Two tips for using the pots: water the soil of each root ball well so that they are moist when touched and install the cork pots preferably indoors with a natural light source.

We now offer you the varieties of aromatic herbs from our start-up. Advice not only for planting each aromatic herb, but also for their maintenance.

Our varieties of aromatic plants:

Potted chives

Chives are an aromatic herb that can be used as a condiment thanks to their stems. It is best eaten raw as cooking kills all of its flavor.
The ideal temperature for chives is 15°. During the germination phase, it is important not to plant and cultivate chives in full sun because they are too sensitive to its rays. The soil in which the chive seeds are located must always be moist.
While, during its adult phase, it can be exposed to the sun.
On the other hand, once adult, chives no longer like humidity, watering should be done only when the root ball becomes dry.
The first shoot will appear between 8 and 12 days, the first leaves after 1 month. Advice for you: cut the flowers as soon as they start to appear, in order to stimulate the growth of the plant.
potted organic chives

Potted mint

Mint can be consumed in infusions and also in dishes. The ideal temperature for spearmint is 18°. It is important to plant and grow spearmint in a shady location because it likes the sun but in moderation.

Mint also needs coolness and humidity. The soil must always remain moist, especially in the germination phase.

The first shoot will appear after 15 days. It is important to harvest its leaves in the morning because the flavor of this plant will be much more intense than usual. Finally, you should know that mint lives for several years in a row. If you want to relaunch its growth, it is advisable to cut all the stems after a year of harvest.

organic mint in jar

potted basil

Basil is a frequent and well-known aromatic plant thanks to Italian cuisine, it is essential in your vegetable garden. This aromatic plant needs a lot of love. To plant and cultivate it in good conditions, basil must receive a lot of water and sun!

Its first shoots will appear after 8-10 days , everything will depend on the light and the sun that the basil will have received.

The soil must always remain moist during the sowing period. As soon as the first stems appear, watering can be spaced out. You can water your plant twice a week. It is very important to pour the water exclusively on the root ball and not on the leaves, the plant feeds through its roots!

The light must always be present. During the growth phase, the basil must be exposed to the sun for several hours a day. Harvesting basil should be done just before the flowers appear, that's when the leaves are fresher. Never pick more than a third of the leaves because the basil could weaken. You must pick only the leaves you need!

potted organic basil

coriander in jar

Coriander is very popular because its leaves are found in many dishes of different origins. The optimum temperature for coriander is 22°.

This plant needs a lot of sun, but still shelters from the wind.

The soil must always remain moist, water it regularly with water at room temperature. When the coriander plant reaches 4 cm, pinch the stem to encourage the plant to branch out! Above all, avoid moving the plant too often as this stresses it and prevents its growth.

potted organic coriander

Potted parsley

Flat-leaf parsley is an aromatic herb that is often found in cooking (salad or sauce). This plant is also used for its vitamin C intake, in fact it contains more than lemon or kiwi!

The ideal temperature for flat-leaf parsley is 22° . Flat-leaf parsley loves the sun! During the germination phase, a lower temperature equivalent to 15° will be perfect . You also need to keep the soil moist with regular watering. During the adult phase, flat-leaf parsley needs little maintenance, moreover an occasional watering will be more than enough.

Hoping that this article can be useful to you, we advise you to visit our website, more specifically, our articles to learn how to use aromatic herbs and each variety.

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