Growing Rue

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Rue is an herb that is commonly used in making tea and should be planted in well draining soil with vermiculite. Learn how to grow rue in your herb garden in this free video. View Video Transcript

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Stan DeFreitas

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Hi I'm Stand DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb. This particular herb is Rue. Now you probably haven't grown it, but you probably should. Rue can be used in tea, it can be used as a garnish. It's a pretty little plant that makes an excellent addition in your herb garden and when you think about Rue it probably should have a well draining soil which means you are going to add some pearl lights, some vermiculite, maybe some builder's sand when you start to plant your Rue. Now it takes about six hours of good sun a day so don't plant it in the shadiest spot in your herb garden. Also of course makes sure it is a well draining site as well. There again if it is going to sit in water that can be a detriment. I know we talk about that balance quite often but this is one that probably likes a little bit of dryness in between. The Rue makes a nice plant that gets maybe as far as three feet tall and it also has a nice yellow flower. You want to use it before it goes to flower so most of the time you are going to be taking cuttings maybe two or three times during the season and you'll have plenty of Rue for your tea and also your herb garden. For On Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb.