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Oregano

Oregano

Cultivation: It must be placed in a very lighted area and planting land may not be as compact, rather loose. The oregano plant water as little as possible. The best planting season is in may (Northern hemisphere) and October (southern hemisphere).
Harvest: The tip of the shoots (new branches) they should be cut during the summer.
Conservation: You must keep the young leaves and shoots only when they are still fresh. Cut the rest of the plant to the ground level, make a bunch and put it to dry (always upside down) or insert it into oil to keep it. Excellent alternative to pizza, garlic breads and salads.

Sage

Cultivation: Locate Sage in sunny spot. Planting in dry and permeable land. In May (Northern hemisphere) u October (southern hemisphere) Add to the Earth a hand full of fertilizer and a little lime. If you have the Sage in a pot water it abundantly and fertilize every four weeks.
Harvest: Cut branches that are on the side-shoots - not the main stem-. From September (Northern hemisphere) or April (southern hemisphere) only remove the sheets you need.
Conservation: The Sage leaves are dried and stored without problems.

Chives or onion


Cultivation:
Wetlands containing lime and rich in nutrients are perfect for the cultivation of these plants. They can locate well semi-shade or full light.
Harvest: Always cut two-thirds of the stems. Don't forget to also not cut stalk by stalk but by ramos.
Conservation: They are not suitable to dry, However, they are excellent to freeze, because they keep their aroma and flavor.

Basil

Cultivation: The best alternative is to grow Basil in pot. Because to a cold and humid climate you can be placed near a window. Basil likes a warm place, illuminated and should also be watered periodically.
Harvest: Fresh leaves and branches that we hope can be removed according to need. Do not disassemble the blades only, the stalks will dry up and the plant eventually will die.
Conservation: It can be dry or freeze, but in freezing loses its aroma. You can also keep oil for seasoning meals and salads.

Parsley

Cultivation: Sow in rows starting from the month of March (Northern hemisphere) or September (southern hemisphere). In the first year, the roots are formed and born the first leaves, from the second year stem can reach up to 1 Metro. Parsley needs a soil rich in nutrients and located in a place that has some shade.
Harvest: Always go by removing sheets which are in the secondary stems and don't forget outside inward. Leave intact the main blades (leaves arise from where other stems or branches).
Conservation: Let dry or freeze.

Dill

Cultivation: From the month of April(Northern hemisphere) u October (southern hemisphere) Sow directly in the garden or in pots. If you plant it in the garden that is preferably between carrots and cucumbers.
Harvest: At the time of flowering (February or July) dill exhales its aroma to the maximum. Go by removing just the leaves that are needed. The seeds can be harvested when they purchase a brown hue.
Conservation: Dill can be dry or freeze, but with the second mode it looses its fragrance. If you have seeds store it in a dry place,  cold and dark.

Thyme

Cultivation: Planting in dry and permeable soil (not compact). Place the thyme in a sunny spot.
Harvest: Trim the shrub plant or simply go by removing shoots one by one, How many required. Remove the blades away from the growth of the stem.
Conservation: Dry and when they are already dry leaves close in an airtight container. You can also keep the thyme in vinegar or oil for seasoning salads and meats.

Romero

Cultivation: It is recommended to plant in a pot, which in summer should be located in the sunniest place. In winter keep in a place where there is no risk of frost (Maybe but the plant dies). In summer they fertilize periodically.
Harvest: Sheets that are located at the tips of stems can be removed throughout the year.
Conservation: Let dry or preserve in olive oil.

Mint

Cultivation: The place must be cold and wet. The Mint must also be somewhere in half shade. The best option is to plant it in a pot. If planting potted must water them constantly.
Harvest: Periodically cutting the tips of the plant. For harvest time, before that flourish in February or July cut all stems (at the ground level).
Conservation: Dry leaves, Stemless, and store them in an airtight container.

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