Green kitchens

Depending on the space available, we recommend decorating the kitchen with living plants, which by appearance and their influence is beneficial in many respects: decorative, environmental, aesthetic etc. Most plants do not adapt to the environmental conditions in the kitchen, the main adverse factor is moisture greasy, fried incurred due to frequent food preparation. Even the flowers last longer have a shorter life in terms of the kitchen than any other room in the house.

The kitchen is recommended decorative plants, annual and perennial plants with port low, grassy and less woody (shrub undergrowth). Highly decorative are plants with colorful flowers and a foliage grown in pots rustic Muscat The English (Pelargonium spp.), Joy house (Impatiens sultans), violets Africa (Saintpaulia ionantha) that decorate the flower almost all year .

In case of small areas, a situation encountered especially in kitchens apartment blocks, can be used very well spaced vertically by crop pendent glib (the coiled media) or climbing, that carcases: Potosi (Pothos scandens), telegraph (Tradescantia sp.), asparagus (Asparagus sp.) Chamber ivy (Hedera sp.), Christ’s crown (Hoja Carnosic) etc. The dishes that cultivate plants pendent be securely fastened to the ceiling by bolts strong, not to fall because wet soil is hard enough, this adding to the weight of the plant and water the plants be sprayed from time to time.

For crop, florists and shops in housekeeping can find clay or plastic pots with drainage hole and saucer to collect excess water. Plants pendent cultivate well in conical flasks attached by a cord ply, so as not to tip over.

A decorative effect particularly is obtained when the plants are placed in groups composed of species waist shape and colors. Even if these plants survive in the kitchen, still need more light, so will therefore be placed in the brightest areas. Ideally, they will be placed in front of the window, if it remains closed or open outwards.

Maintaining plants in pots hanging is difficult because the areas of the upper kitchen moisture is reduced due to the heat. Because of this, the plants should be watered more often by spraying water on the leaves.

The pots can be placed on the corners of cabinets, shelves simply where space permits. If the installation of kitchen has pipe under the ceiling, and it may serve as a support for hanging pots. Due to light, most often unilateral, plants grow and hang to one side. Thus, to keep the balance pot placed at height, will put a weight on the opposite side of the plant.

An ingenious way of keeping in balance pots on shelves is the use of shelves with holes cut , which is inserted in the lower half of the pot. Another unique way, suitable for kitchens, is the growth of plants in greenhouses miniature pots in different shapes and sizes that we presented in a previous issue of the magazine.

Another category plants that grow (or should cultivate) in the kitchen is spicy and aromatic plant, which besides decorative effect have practical utility and, being handy at any time housewives. These plants, besides their ornamental appearance, given the shape of leaves or flowers constantly refreshes the air in the kitchen, the pleasant scent exuded they contain volatile oils. The most appropriate place for such plants is windowsill, where they receive enough light for growth.

Rosemary has vertical growth, unlike basil, which has tufoasa growth, foliage sometimes red. Curly parsley is also highly decorative grace the edges of its leaves and finely corrugated verdedeschis coloring. Onions water is an ingredient often used for culinary seasoning. Its leaves, cut regularly at some height from the ground, recover quite quickly. As well the kitchen can grow sage, marjoram, thyme, mint, etc. In general, these plants fail to reach flowering, always used, but if you leave marjoram, marjoram or floss silk to grow and develop until flowering kitchen will look more beautiful.

culture dishes could be classical, clay or plastic, but they look interesting and the zoomorphic or any other form which does not correspond to conventional printing. The way the care of these plants vary from species to species.

Some varieties, such as onion water, mint, parsley or tarragon need higher humidity, while sage, marjoram, thyme and marjoram thrive in conditions of low humidity. Some of seasoning plants are annual, others (most) are perennial. But, nevertheless, life only last a few years. As they have more light, herbs are rich in essential oils.

All of these herbs spicy and aromatic plants are outdoors, which is why, under indoor grow less spectacular. Despite this, they are both decorative and useful, which is why deserves to be cultivated in every kitchen.

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