How to plant rue with these simple steps

Without a doubt, planting rue in the garden is a simple and very rewarding task. In addition, this plant has medicinal properties.

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It is currently used as a medicinal plant and a food supplement that can be purchased at herbalists and specialized stores. However, you have to be very careful with the dose of consumption.

– Other medicinal properties

  • Improvement of the circulatory system
  • Sedative
  • antispasmodic effect
  • Improved digestion

– Soil, substrate and water

The plant adapts to all types of soils, although it develops best in medium soils with sand and good drainage.

The organic matter benefits its growth and improves the absorption of nutrients. This also allows for increased moisture conservation that is so beneficial for producing new leaves.

As for water, in full sun and at high temperatures, water 3 times a week, 1 lt per adult plant.

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– How to plant rue

The basic needs of the plant are very simple and we do not need special conditions for its cultivation.

– Climate

When planting a rue we must take into account that it is adapted to warm environments with good lighting. When the temperature drops, it is necessary to use means of protection such as indoor cultivation in pots. Growing in full sun gets better results. In case of cultivation in pots, look for an environment with good access to light.

– Protection against insects

Rue is often grown around horticultural plants to discourage leaf-biting insects. Because it contains chemical extracts that reduce the mobility and action of many insects such as whiteflies, aphids, mites, etc.

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– Plant multiplication and division

Although the most common multiplication is through seeds, we can also speed up the process and obtain identical plants if we do it through cuttings.

It has a good rooting capacity, so it doesn’t take long to get new seedlings from the cutting (2-3 weeks).

A procedure that is normally carried out to obtain a well-developed plant in a short time is to place it in a pot. It is sown in spring, under controlled conditions of humidity, light and temperature, and when it reaches 20 cm it is transplanted to the space dedicated to it in the garden.

As it grows a lot when properly cared for, vigorous pruning in winter is ideal. With this we control its growth and let it develop stronger in spring.

– To prepare 1 lt of rue extract

80 g fresh stems and leaves
1 liter of water
Allow to macerate for 1 week, shake and filter. The final result is applied in a foliar way on all horticultural plants and ornamental plants 1 or 2 times a week. This rue solution can be mixed with foliar nutrients to enhance plant growth.

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– Gastronomy

Due to its high vitamin C content, it is usually included in salads and sauces. Also, it is used as a complement in juices.

Rue can be used for its medicinal effects in infusion, since it is an ally against stomach aches and otitis.

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