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How to grow dill and parsley on a windowsill: simple tips

How to grow dill and parsley on a windowsill: simple tips. Source: Created with the help of AI

Fresh herbs are not only tasty and flavorful plants, but also sources of vitamins and minerals. That is why they are an integral part of many Ukrainian dishes.

Many people have been planting some types of herbs, such as dill and parsley, at home for a long time because it's quite easy. Therefore, to make sure you can see for yourself, the Window magazine has told you in detail how to grow them properly.

Dill and parsley are among the easiest crops to care for and are ideal for growing at home. They do not need much space and do not require complicated care. Therefore, anyone can always have fresh herbs on hand with little effort.

When to sow herbs

You can plant herbs on the windowsill at any time. However, if you sow the seeds during the cold and cloudy season, the plant will need additional lighting. Fluorescent lamps are ideal for this, so it doesn't hurt to buy them to get a bountiful harvest at any time.

Dill

The first step to a successful harvest is quality seeds. Therefore, you should buy them only from trusted producers with a good reputation, because a good plant will not grow from bad seed.

Before sowing, dill seeds should be soaked in water for 24-48 hours. The water should be changed every 12 hours. After that, the seeds that have drowned are washed and dried, and those that remain on the surface of the water are thrown away.

How to grow dill and parsley on a windowsill: simple tips

Then take a pot with drainage holes, 15-20 cm deep. Put a layer of expanded clay on the bottom and pour potting soil on top.

Plant the seeds in holes no more than 1.5 cm deep. After planting, water the soil abundantly, cover the pot with foil, and place it in a dark place for a week at a temperature of 18-20°C.

After the seedlings have appeared, the plants should be planted at a distance of 3 cm from each other. If you are growing dill from October to March, place a fluorescent lamp 50 cm above the plants and illuminate them for 6 hours a day.

You can harvest the crop in 30-40 days.

Parsley

First, wrap the parsley seeds in damp cheesecloth and leave them in a dark place for 2-3 days to germinate.

Plant parsley in the same way as dill. In a pot, 15-20 cm deep with drainage holes, use expanded clay and potting soil.

How to grow dill and parsley on a windowsill: simple tips

After planting, place the parsley pot in a place where the temperature ranges from 18°C to 20°C and leave it there for 14-20 days. You do not need to cover the plants with foil, but instead, water them with boiled or settled water every other day.

After the first sprouts appear, you need to get rid of the extra shoots and store the parsley at a temperature of 15°C to 28°C during the day. At night, the acceptable temperature will be 10°C to 12°C.

The first harvest can be harvested 2 months after germination when the plant grows to 10-15 cm in height.

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