Check out this list of 12 herbs you can grow in water

Check out this list of 12 herbs you can grow in water

Growing herbs in water is a convenient and easy way to have fresh herbs at your fingertips. Here are 12 herbs that you can grow in water:

Basil (Ocimum basilicum): One of the most popular culinary herbs, basil grows well in water and can thrive on a sunny windowsill. Change the water every few days to keep it fresh.

Mint (Mentha spp.): Mint is a fast-growing herb that can be propagated in water. You can try various mint varieties like spearmint, peppermint, or chocolate mint.

Oregano (Origanum vulgare): Oregano is a flavorful herb commonly used in Mediterranean cuisine. Place cuttings in water, and they will develop roots in no time.

Sage (Salvia officinalis): Sage is a hardy herb that roots easily in water. Snip a few sprigs and place them in a glass of water to watch them grow.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): Rosemary can be propagated in water, but it may take a bit longer than some other herbs. Change the water regularly and be patient as it develops roots.

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris): Thyme cuttings will root well in water, and once established, you can transfer them to soil if desired.

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis): Lemon balm, with its citrusy aroma, can be grown from cuttings in water and used in teas and desserts.

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum): Chives are easy to grow in water and can add a mild onion flavor to your dishes.

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum): Parsley can take some time to root in water, but once established, it will grow abundantly.

Cilantro/Coriander (Coriandrum sativum): Cilantro can be propagated in water, and you can harvest the leaves (cilantro) or let it grow further to produce coriander seeds.

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus): Lemongrass can be rooted in water and then transplanted to soil or grown hydroponically.

Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana): If you enjoy a natural sweetener, you can grow stevia in water. The leaves are much sweeter than sugar.

How to Grow Herbs in Water:

Take cuttings from healthy herb plants, about 6 inches long, and remove the lower leaves, leaving only a few on top.

Place the cuttings in a glass or jar filled with water. Make sure the stems are submerged but keep the leaves above the waterline.

Put the container in a bright spot with indirect sunlight. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight as it may cause algae growth in the water.

Change the water every few days to prevent it from becoming stagnant.

After a few weeks, you should start to see roots developing. Once the roots are well-established, you can either continue growing the herbs in water or transplant them into soil if desired.

Growing herbs in water can be a fun and rewarding way to have fresh herbs available for cooking and other uses throughout the year.