Gardening Made Simple: Growing Herbs Without Seeds

Are you interested in growing herbs at home, without having to start from seeds? Here is a guide on how to successfully cultivate 5 common types of herbs without having to rely on seeds!

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If you are interested in cultivating delicious spices to enhance your cooking, you have come to the right place. In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to grow 5 different types of spices at home without the need for seeds.

1. How to Grow Garlic

Garlic can easily be grown using the cloves found in garlic bulbs. Each clove has the potential to develop into a full-grown garlic plant. Garlic is an essential spice in Vietnamese cuisine, and you can cultivate it at home using just a cup of water. Once the garlic cloves start sprouting, place them in a clean cup of water and wait for the sprouts to grow taller. Then, transfer them to a small pot, making sure to cover the cloves with soil. Keep the pot in a cool place to expedite the “harvest” day!

How to grow garlic
How to grow garlic

2. How to Grow Lemongrass

To cultivate lemongrass, you will need fresh stalks with intact root ends. Remove the tops of the lemongrass stalks and soak them in clean water. Place the lemongrass stalks in a dry, well-ventilated area with some sunlight, such as near a window or in your garden. It takes approximately 2 days for the lemongrass to develop roots, and within a week of soaking, it will start growing leaves. After around 2 weeks, the lemongrass stalks will have fully developed leaves.

How to grow lemongrass
How to grow lemongrass

3. How to Grow Onions

To successfully grow onions and promote healthy root development, choose fresh bulbs without any damage. Preserve the root base and soak it in clean water. After approximately 7 days of soaking, roots will start to grow and take on a lighter color. Alternatively, you can also plant the onion roots directly in soil. Make sure to select loose and porous soil with a suitable pH level.

How to grow onions
How to grow onions

4. How to Grow Green Onions

When purchasing green onions, keep the roots intact along with approximately 3cm of the fresh shoots, making sure not to crush them. Place the green onions in a glass filled with clean water and keep them in a cool, sunlit area. After around 3-4 days, the green onions will sprout green leaves. You can trim the leaves for cooking while preserving the roots with the 3cm shoots for future planting. It’s a simple process, isn’t it?

How to grow green onions
How to grow green onions

5. How to Grow Ginger

If you wish to grow ginger for future planting, select ginger rhizomes that are of moderate height, have a fresh taste, and emit a distinct spicy aroma. Carefully break off around 3cm of the freshest rhizome and allow the surface to dry. Once the ginger starts drying, soak it in warm water overnight and then plant it in a pot with loose, well-draining soil. Place the ginger plant in a warm and sunny location. After approximately 20 days, the ginger will start sprouting if watered regularly 2-3 times a day. Once the ginger produces abundant leaves, you can water the leaves along with the rhizomes without just sprinkling water on the surface like during the initial planting stage. Ginger takes a considerable amount of time to harvest (around 1-2 months), so be patient and allow them to grow to a height of 60cm-120cm!

How to grow ginger
How to grow ginger

Above are simple methods for growing 5 types of spices without the need for seeds. We hope this compilation of information will be beneficial to you, and we wish you success in your gardening endeavors!