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- Planting the rhubarb
- Cultivating rue
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The rather easy-care rue should not be missing in any Mediterranean herb garden. We therefore tell you here how to plant and care for the rue.
The rhubarb spreads a pleasant, musky fragrance and can really be used very versatile. So it fits, for example to egg dishes, mushroom dishes and fish dishes. But it exudes a really great taste when you brew the rue with hot coffee. Because then the coffee gets an amaretto-like taste, which is why the rue is sometimes referred to as an amaretto herb in some places.
You can continue to pour hot water into the leaves of the yellow-flowered rue from the end of June to August and enjoy it as a very aromatic tea beverage. This can positively counteract many hot flashes, especially during menopause. But beware: Due to their slightly toxic ingredients, you should always use only a few leaves!
Never drink grapevine tea during pregnancy. He can lead to miscarriages!
Planting the rhubarb
The perennial rue, sometimes referred to as garden rue, you should always plant only in the spring in a dry, well-drained, as lean as possible soil. Always choose a full sun location.
From the cuttings of the parent plant, you can also use a new shrub over the winter months, which you can then use immediately after the ice sacs in the field.
Furthermore, the 40 to 80 centimeters tall growing rue requires year round always very little water, which is why at the respective location no waterlogging should arise. For this reason, grape varieties are also suitable for planting in rockeries or in combination with lavender and roses.
Every year from autumn and in the winter months the rue is completely freezing and only one woody base remains. But already in early spring, fresh green branches are constantly coming out of this foundation.
Vineyards are only moderately hardy, which is why you must always protect the herb during periods of extreme frost. Depending on the climatic zone, it is advisable to pile up the root area with soil, cover the stick with brushwood or cover it completely with garden fleece or jute.
Furthermore, do not actually need any fertilizers. Only in the spring, if necessary, can you work in a bit of compost around the planting stock once in a while.
You can also cut the vine in the late spring. Here, a moderate cut should be made, which you can then again and again every year.
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