Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 09:01 pm
Curryweed (bot. Helichrysum italicum) is a decorative as well as useful plant. Smaller varieties can be cultivated very well in pots and/or containers, larger specimens need a generous space. Curry herb grows very wide.
When should I plant curry cabbage?
In principle, you can plant curry cabbage throughout the growing season from spring to fall. However, young plants are quite sensitive and not hardy. They should not be planted in the garden until after the Ice Saints. Pot planting and repotting are possible throughout the year at appropriate ambient temperatures.
The right location
Warm, sunny and dry should be the location for your curry cabbage.
The suitable soil
Curry cabbage does not need particularly many nutrients. It is rather used to a lean soil. This may contain certain parts of sand or be stony. You can make too rich soil more permeable and lean by adding expanded clay, (19,00€ at Amazon*) gravel or sand.
Refrain from fertilizing your curry cabbage. You should also not give fertilizer when planting. Fresh potting soil already contains more than enough nutrients. Only old herb plants you may provide with some additional fertilizer, but also only sparingly.
The right care
Curry herb is very easy to care for, only young plants should be watered regularly. However, you may be quite sparing, too much wetness is more harmful than a short dry period. Older plants in the bed should be watered only when the summer drought lasts longer.
The situation is different when growing curry cabbage in a tub or pot. Here, daily watering is recommended on hot days. Ideally, you do this work in the (early) evening, when the herb is no longer in full sun.
The most important things in a nutshell:
- bright warm location
- rather dry and lean soil, gladly sandy or stony
- tub cultivation possible
- do not fertilize additionally when planting
- water only in dry periods or with young plants
The rather inconspicuous curry herb convinces with an aromatic scent and pretty yellow flowers.