Welcome to the complete guide to growing Plantain in Perth. In this article, we will walk through how to grow Plantain in your own home.
Growing herbs at home is so very easy, and is also super satisfying to do. Before we have even harvested these herbs for all their health benefits, we get the therapeutic effects of being involved in their growth.
Best time to grow Plantain in Perth
The best time to grow this great herb in Perth, is between Sep-Feb.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Plantain grow in a pot?
No, sadly they don’t do well in pots.
How much sun is best?
Plantain thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Full sun.
If you find that the leaves start to brown, try moving it in shade, or via versa. Each area can have its own peculiar conditions.
Best soil to grow Plantain
If you are growing Plantain in Perth, you’ll find that it prefers a free-draining soils are best and will be very happy with it.
You can find potting mix that will do that just fine, or add some to your garden bed before planting.
How often should I water?
Plantain needs Regular watering. There are self watering pots available if you plan to grow it in a pot, or you can just get in a regular habit of checking the soil each day or two.
When can I harvest Plantain?
You can harvest Plantain at its prime, which is around when fully grown.
What to propagate
You can plant Plantain from Seeds, and place each plant around 10-20 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Plantain
Plantain is a Perennial herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: Herbs are used in cooking, as medicines and for spiritual purposes.
Fact 2: In India, Ayurveda medicine has used many herbs such as turmeric possibly as early as 4,000 BC.
These make growing Plantain in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Plantain in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Plantain in your own home.
It really is a wonderful herb to grow here in Western Australia, and you will also enjoy that it saves you money from buying dried versions or fresh (expensive) cuttings from the shops.
I trust you found this guide useful – now get in the garden!