The Germander should be grown outdoors; it can bear very harsh temperatures without any problems, even many degrees below zero. Exposure of the medicinal plants.The Germander should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight.
The Germander is a plant for a rock garden. The Germander Is medium in size; in spring it assumes a pink colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round. These plants grow covering the whole land at their disposal.
During this period of the year, our plants need a frequent fertilization, to guarantee a good quantity of nutritional substances, useful during the development of new vegetation. We can add a fertilizer rich in nitrogen to the irrigating water, every 15-20 days, or a granular slow release fertilizer, to add to the ground every 3-4 months.
Water rarely, about once every 2-3 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. We can use some medicinal plants in the kitchen, fresh; instead if we want to harvest them to use them dehydrated, let’s be sure about their balsamic period, meaning the period of the year in which every period has a higher quantity of active principles.
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
We recommend growing these medicinal plants in a soft and light, very well drained soil.
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.