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Herb garden

  1. Oct 16, 2005 #1

    wolram

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    I am the worlds worst gardener , plants seem to die when in my care, the thing
    is i like fresh herbs, so i am thinking, if i start a herb garden in a large tub with
    the best growing medium, and follow a strict watering regimen, i can not fail,
    right ? or not. :smile:
     
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  3. Oct 16, 2005 #2

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    Nonsense, you are a great gardener; you've kept many plants alive beyond their appointed time of death.
     
  4. Oct 16, 2005 #3

    wolram

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    :biggrin: I would like to think so, but when :confused: the only plants that
    thrive under my care are cacti.
     
  5. Oct 16, 2005 #4

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    But that just shows you are a cactile person, wollie!
    It's nothing to be ashamed of.
     
  6. Oct 16, 2005 #5

    wolram

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    I am not ashamed, it is just i am the unwilling embodiment of the anti gardener,
    i want to be able to grow stuff, but the stuff refuses to play ball :grumpy:
     
  7. Oct 16, 2005 #6

    arildno

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    Have you tried caressing their stems yet?
    From what I know, that usually makes the plants grow.

    Alternatively, you might try to sing to them.
     
  8. Oct 16, 2005 #7

    wolram

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    I have heard that singing to them helps, but my tones are not dulcet or tuneful.

    So is my idea good, or not ?
     
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  9. Oct 16, 2005 #8
    You could try growing mold-in-a-jar. It's very forgiving, and comes in all kinds of colors.
     
  10. Oct 16, 2005 #9

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    I can't grow a good cactus for anything...bleah.
    Herbs...some are infallible..others are a bit more sensitive..try thyme..maybe some rosemary (in a different pot though...rosemary likes poor soul and will keel over if you feed it)...mint grows beautifully and easily as long as you keep it sopping wet...just don't confuse it with your cacti..
     
  11. Oct 16, 2005 #10

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    That explains my herb garden mishaps. I tend to drown cacti. My rosemary never grew anything but bugs. Thyme seems to grow easily...I just dumped seeds in planters one year and by the end of summer, had lots of thyme...and it came back the next year too (usually I don't have that much luck with perennials in planters; I figure their roots are too exposed to cold compared with plants in the ground).
     
  12. Oct 16, 2005 #11

    FredGarvin

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    Do NOT let mint grow in open ground. Always plant mint in a pot even if it's in a bed. If you don't, it will take over. It grows too easily and can be very invasive. It is tough to get rid of when you don't want it.
     
  13. Oct 16, 2005 #12

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    True, I had to contain mine in cement blocks buried underground. I'm surprised mint hasn't already taken over the world. :surprised

    Wolram, grow mint. :smile:
     
  14. Oct 17, 2005 #13

    wolram

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    But mint only goes with lamb :grumpy: :tongue2:
     
  15. Oct 17, 2005 #14

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    It also is nice in tea. I think I'd love to have mint take over my yard...can you imagine how nice it would be to walk outside barefoot in the summer and come in smelling all minty? :biggrin:
     
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