Aromatic herbs
25 June 2015


Aromatic Herbs are present in the kitchen from time immemorial, watch them grow in our homes is very common, so will expose below the relevant information of the history of these wonderful plants

When we talk about herbs or aromatic plants we refer to plants that have the characteristic taste or smell food, by incorporating their leaves; in order to strengthen and enhance the flavors of our dishes.

The history of herbs is related to medicinal plants. Through papyrus and mural paintings, the Egyptians have made it known their interest and knowledge of centuries, features and benefits that have these magnificent and beloved plants. Greeks and Romans inherited this knowledge, the latter who introduced them in northern Europe.

In the Middle Ages, and therefore in medieval gardens were preserved and widely cultivated with fruit trees, in monasteries, where gardens utilitarian features not ornamental, where the predominant species as its name implies, has an end, usually edible and medicinal and on a smaller scale to make dyes.

Cross-new species came from Arab countries and the Middle East, enriching and expanding the variety.

In the Renaissance, the resurgence, the expansion and opening of the arts, letters and clear of gardening itself, the Renaissance gardens, these gardens monasteriales abandoned plants to be grown and distributed in every garden, so providing its multiple uses, benefits and properties.

Aromatic herbs are one of the easiest groups of plants to grow, not only because they require little maintenance, taking clear that the most important, but also needs and requirements, as they are species that do not require a large space. They are one of the few plants that can live for several years in planters without transplant and if we live in apartments with or without balconies / terraces / gardens, we have them in various types of containers such as pots, geotextiles pots, vertical gardens, mini gardens , etc.

Aromatic plants classified into three groups:

– Annual, last one season, like basil, dill, cilantro, etc. to

– Biennials past two seasons as parsley, leaves giving one year, in the second year of flower and seed set and then die.

– Perennials live for several years and most are usually shrubby, woody like rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis or not wooden small common Salvia officinalis or pudiendolo consider, according to the author, as a laurel tree, Laurus nobilis .

Main needs of herbs:

Annual full sun to partial shade is recommended morning.

Excellently drained and permeable substrate. It is a must rich soil, but always prefers fertile ground.



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