Drinking a cup of tea might be the best thing to relax on a afternoon or evening after work. You can make your future cups of tea yourself by simply growing herbs for tea in your house or in your garden. Growing herbs for tea is not as difficult as it sounds and we will help you by giving you tips for growing the most common herbs used for tea.
One of the most often used tea flavors is chamomile and chamomile thrives very well year in and year out in your garden. It is not a lover of indoors, so you should stick to the outdoors which is generally advisable for growing herbs for tea. Chamomile can be used dried or fresh and you have to use the flowers of the plant to make the tea. Remember to give the plant plenty of water and let the flower grow in sandy soil.
When you think of growing herbs for tea, you think of peppermint or mint most of the time because this herb is the most popular herb for teas. Mint is very easy to grow and it needs only half a day’s sun and lots of water during hot seasons. Mint can even be a plague in your garden, but at least you have unlimited herb supply for your tea. Growing herbs for tea min flavor is also good indoors.
Another great herb for growing herbs for tea is fennel. This herb is used in its dried form when making the tea but it should only be grown in your garden because the plant can get quite tall. Fennel likes a lot of water and plenty of sun. Fennel is good for stomach pain or digestion problems such as constipation.
The next herb for growing herbs for tea is lemon balm. Lemon balm is a close relative of the peppermint or mint but it comes with a lemony flavor. Plant it in dry soil and in a place where it gets some shade throughout the day which makes this herb perfect for indoor growing.
If you decide to do be growing herbs for tea organically, then use the soil from your compost bin and if you do not have one, you can always buy organic fertilizer from your local gardening store. The tea flavor can be influenced not only by the herb itself but also by the condition of the herb. We suggest that you try both dried and fresh versions and use more leaves or flowers when you use them fresh. Slash the fresh leaves and let them sit.
Enjoy your favorite tea flavor straight from your own herbal garden and look forward to many more days with your herbal tea to come.
Originally posted 2009-07-14 15:12:46.