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Herbs, spices and garden herbs are widely used in our everyday lives. Perhaps the following daily routine will be familiar to you: Drink a strong peppermint tea in the morning, have a rich, well spiced meal at lunchtime and enjoy the home-made herb butter in the evening. Finally, the day fades away perfectly with a light herbal tea. Herbs give our food the necessary spice, are found in numerous teas and are in the form of medicinal herbs now in great demand.
Make tea yourself
It does not always have to be the tea mixture from the supermarket. The ingredients for your tea can be found in the garden.
- For example, peppermint, an easy-care and hardy plant, is easy to grow in the garden. Fresh infused peppermint leaves give off a tasty tea.
- Create a winter supply: Peppermint leaves can be dried well, so you can enjoy your garden's own garden far away from the garden season.
- Also popular is sage, which is nevertheless fresh or dried as a tea ingredient.
Foods with the bio-seal are becoming more and more popular. Anyone who wants to consciously eat, will appreciate the self-cultivation in the garden. Hardly easier to do this - even with little space - in the cultivation of herbs.
- Generally: most herbs are completely hardy and hardly require care
- Parsley, chives, thyme, rosemary, as well as sage and mint belong in each
- Garden. Herbs from your own garden always taste the best. In addition, they are always handy and fresh.
- An herb bed and / or a herbal spiral are practical and an eye-catcher in the garden.
- Alternatively, herbs can also be used on the windowsill
- Enjoy garden herbs in winter: Frozen herbs can also be used well. Fresh parsley from the garden can be kept pre-portioned in the freezer.
- Even in 60,000-year-old graves, seeds of medicinal herbs were found. Even though people tried to flavor their food with herbs at that time, herbs were usually collected for their medicinal properties and scent.
- Most medicinal herbs are easy to grow. Important are the correct time of harvest and the further processing of the herbs.
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Real laurel - planting, care and propagation
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Blackthorn, Prunus spinosa - Wanted Poster, Care and Harvest
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Wild Mallow, Malva sylvestris - profile and care
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