Fresh herbal tea always tastes good, in summer and winter! If you have a little space and light at home on the windowsill, you can plant herbs for tea and enjoy your favorite tea always fresh. How this works best, you will learn in this post. These tea herbs are suitable for the windowsill Tea herbs from the windowsill grow with a little luck for a long time again and again. So you not only have the fresh pleasure, but also save a lot of money in the long run. Numerous herbs are suitable for growing on the windowsill, for example:
How to grow your own herbs for tea Growing tea herbs on your windowsill is easier than you might think.
You will need: Flower pots or window boxes Planting soil for herbs (from the garden market or online) Seeds for domestic tea varieties (see below) or alternatively, for those in a hurry, pre-grown herbs in pots The pots and boxes are first filled with soil.
From February / March you can then put the seeds in the ground, because inside on the windowsill the possibly still cool weather does not bother them much. If you don’t want to wait, then use pre-grown tea herb plants from the garden market.
When growing indoors, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure long-lasting enjoyment: Most plants like lots of light, but some herbs can do without direct sunlight. For example, a comparatively bright conservatory is also ideal for the dark season. In the warm months, plants can also be placed on the outside windowsill, balcony or terrace, so that they become particularly vigorous. Seeds and small plants also need sufficient water.
However, herbs do not like waterlogging, which makes them rot quickly.
Therefore, planting boxes with integrated irrigation systems are practical. Without this help, it is recommended to observe more closely which plant needs how much water. If an hour after watering there is still water in one or another saucer, it is best to pour it off, because the plants are then saturated and do not need the excess moisture.
Give your plants enough time to grow: only when the plant is sufficiently large and robust can individual leaves or – depending on the plant – stems gradually be harvested for tea preparation. Many herbs grow in ever new shoots from the root.
With these, it is recommended to harvest whole stems rather than individual leaves. Many tea herbs are perennial and you can enjoy them for a long time, for example most mint varieties, rosemary or sage.
Tip: Not only herbs can be grown inside or outside on the windowsill: Just propagate a piece of ginger in a pot! And even the healthy turmeric root can be grown indoors. There are even vegetables you can grow indoors.