Welcome to the complete guide to growing Soapwort in Perth. In this article, we will walk through how to grow Soapwort in your backyard or balcony.
Growing herbs at home is one of the most satisfying things to do. The best part is that it’s extremely easy as well. As beneficial as herbs are for all of us, what is many times overlooked is the joy that herb gardening can bring.
Best time to grow Soapwort in Perth
The best time to grow this fantastic herb in Perth, is between Aug-Oct.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Soapwort grow in a pot?
No, sadly they don’t do well in pots.
How much sun is best?
Soapwort thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Full Sun to Part Shade.
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 Soapwort
If you are growing Soapwort in Perth, you’ll find that it prefers a well drained 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?
Soapwort 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 Soapwort?
You can harvest Soapwort at its prime, which is around when fully grown.
What to propagate
You can plant Soapwort from Seeds, and place each plant around 10-20 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Soapwort
Soapwort is a Perennial herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: Many gardeners use herbs for natural pest control.
Fact 2: Oils from herbs are used to produce soaps, perfumes, cosmetics, toiletries and lotions.
These make growing Soapwort in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Soapwort in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Soapwort in your backyard or balcony.
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 enjoyed this guide, and are now motivated to grow your own.