Planting can be a great boost to your mental health. That is why you don’t need to find extra space to grow some plants. Planting seeds in the cup is perfect and It’s easy to monitor and see growth. You can use mugs, clay pots but Plastic Containers are best for starting seeds. It retains moisture and prevents overcrowding of seedlings.
Planting seeds in cups come with many advantages. It is easy and the running cost is low. It also allows growers the freedom to use small spaces to experiment with urban gardening.
Here are some 3 easy plants to grow in a cup and all you need is a cup, soil, and water.
Lettuce is a cultivated plant, with edible green leaves. It is known to be one of the easiest seeds to grow in cups. They can be put in the open or balcony for full direct sunlight. They also provide an ongoing harvest if you pick the leaves often. Lettuce is famous for giving Ghanaian salads their base and its health benefits include being rich in Vitamin K which helps to strengthen bones. Consuming adequate amounts of vitamin K can also reduce your risk of bone fracture.
Rosemary is not only a kitchen herb but it can also be used to make bodily perfumes. These needle-like leaves come with a strong flavor. Growing rosemary in pots is simple and is a herb that thrives well in small spaces. You can use the herb to add flavor and variety to a number of culinary dishes. Avoid overwatering of the rosemary as the plant will rot in soggy, poorly drained soil. Medicinally, it helps focus the mind, improves memory, helps alleviate muscle pain, and aids indigestion.
Mint is an aromatic plant that calms everyone. Aside from its calming feature, being able to enjoy the occasional mojito or brew hot mint should be a reason to plant mint near you. Mint is known for its rampant growth however growing in small containers and harvesting regularly should curb that issue. Mint has a soothing fragrance that calms your nerves. Mint contains menthol which is an effective and trusted treatment for children who have a common cold.
Just get a plastic cup, one which will allow light through. Put your seeds in the cup and cover the seeds with an appropriate depth of soil then add a little bit more water. When the time is right, you can simply transfer your seedlings to larger pots or a garden you’ve prepared for getting yield from your plants.
By: Berlinda Sarfoa Owiredu