The cultivation of medicinal plants on the plot
To let your favorite herbs grown in the small vegetable garden, retains all the medicinal properties of their wild counterparts, we must try to create conditions maximally close to natural.
Long since in Russia liked to be treated by herbs – made poultices, drinking infusions of herbs, simply added to tea, used them for an easy and nice couple in Laguna’s Russian baths.
Here and now rare to find an avid or a novice gardener who has no at the so-called “Apothecary garden” planted with herbs. To let your favorite herbs grown in the small vegetable garden, retains all the medicinal properties of their wild counterparts, we must try to create conditions maximally close to natural. In other words, it is necessary when planting medicinal plants to take into account the climatic conditions of their homeland.
For example, the rare guests of our gardens of the far East, ginseng or Siberian ginseng, will be grateful, if on the site you will find them moist enough place in the permanent penumbra. Next to them it will feel oplopanax, schisandra, Manchurian aralia.
In the shade of trees and shrubs, directly in tree trunks , can be successfully grown plants from our forests, such as the primrose garden. wild garlic, Lily of the valley, comfrey, bergenia, periwinkle, violet.
In the same conditions you will not be able to grow beautiful and healthy Bush of lavender.Place it is necessary to choose solar, and neighbors can plant sage, hyssop, Catnip, Basil, dill, anise, coriander or cilantro, tarragon (tarragon), creeping thyme, leaf mustard, horseradish, lovage (mountain celery).
In order in your green first aid kit were such medicinal plants as the peony, oregano, St. John’s wort, Valerian, marshmallow, leuzea, cuff, galangal, harrow plow, cap, verbena officinalis, plantain – they need to create the penumbra. With the abundance of sunlight they will grow, but their healing properties are significantly reduced.
This common plant in our gardens and orchards as Melissa grows equally well in the sun and in the shade of the trees. In the shadow it forms is quite large and beautiful plant with lots of leaves, but in order to increase its medicinal properties, it is better to plant it in the sun. In this case, the amount of essential oils which are renowned for Melissa, will increase significantly. This can be attributed to all aromatic plants. They better retain their medicinal properties when grown in lit, Sunny spot.
In addition to herbaceous plants can be planted in the area and such shrubs as wild rose, wild thorn. They can make a hedge, that is, to use and decorative properties.