Although we are not addicted to infusions or herbal teas, we may unexpectedly use the tea bags we keep at home. Whether we need free flowers for a terrace, rooftop, or even a sunny corner of the living room, all we have to do is search our kitchen drawers for those flowers. tea or infusion bags like chamomile: they contain seeds that will fill the sunny space of the house with flowers without spending money!
And we can use not only chamomile tea or sachet infusion (sachets or in bulk), there are others ordinary seeds that we can turn into flowers for free. The good news is we already have many of them in our pantry, in our spice cabinet, and even in our kitchen pantry.
A pot of daisies or chamomile flowers for free!
If we want to create a flower pot from scratch and for free (or very cheap if we don’t have these infusions at home) we can use packaged infusions or sachets of chamomile. These little paper bags are filled with dried flowers similar to white chamomile.
This is what we call chamomile, and the part of the plant that we boil with water to enjoy this soothing drink. Well, the collection of chamomile flowers to obtain these infusions is usually mechanical, that is, machines are used to speed up the task.
For this reason, inside these sacs we find not only a flower: they invariably contain many small chamomile seeds. Moreover: from one bag of chamomile infusion it is quite possible to get fifty decent seeds that will sprout in a pot, and that in a few weeks they will turn into about 50 small plants that will eventually give us hundreds of new flowers for the terrace.
All we have to do is open the little paper bag, rub the contents and dry flowers between two handsto break up the pieces and separate the seeds. Now it remains only to spread these seeds in a simple pot of garden soil, water well and put in the sun. In two or three months we will have a pot full of beautiful flowers with white petals that look like delicate daisies!
Or plant a cilantro you already have in your kitchen and get a free pot!
Chamomile bags are not the only way to get free balcony flowers. We can also try other infusions that contain various dried or dehydrated flowers such as marshmallow decoctions (Althaea officinalis) or calendula (Calendula officinalis).
All of these mixes are harvested in the same way and are therefore a great source of free seeds; in addition, varieties that are usually difficult to find in nurseries.
And they are not the only seeds that we have at home that can become flowers for the balcony. if we are looking for in the spice cabinet, we will discover another good free flower pantry. Both cumin and coriander or dill are spices that we buy in the form of seeds; and that, therefore, we can change ourselves into plants, which, with a little patience, will eventually produce beautiful flowers.
When black cumin we will get delicate and small flowers that range from white to pink. And the coriander will give us flowers, also small, but plentiful, which will allow us to fill the corner of the balcony. For its part, dill produces yellow flowers in clusters that form an umbrella silhouette.
They are not demanding: herbs like coriander, cumin, and even chamomile are colonial strategists (pioneers, in their ecological term), that is, they manage to live perfectly even in suboptimal conditions, on poor soils, where other plants with more demanding colors could would live. don’t grow.
and exists another reason to try: a simple tablespoon (or half) of these spice seeds that we keep in the kitchen can give us hundreds of plants with their abundant flowers for free.
Looking for big, free flowers? Try Mac!
If we want big flowers, we can register our healthy part of the kitchen. Easily found in any supermarket or market, poppy seeds are exactly the kind of poppy seeds that, on land, will give us those beautiful red or pink flowers that we love so much.
In any case, these plants are usually perennials, meaning once we grow them we don’t need to plant them again because they will sprout again next spring. Therefore, they can give us flowers not only this spring and summer, but also in the future, and for many years to come!
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