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Old 03-16-2012, 04:00 PM   #51
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I forgot to report that Ms. Rosemary has filled back out and is looking good. And I don't think she'll miss the few stems I brought inside.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:44 PM   #52
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Happy St Paddy's Day weekend. This is the time of year to plant seeds under grow lights in our neck of the woods. Counting on my fingers, there are roughly 8 weeks until May 15 when we are anticipated as frost free and it is safe to transplant to the garden, which is just enough time for seedlings to be big enough to transplant. I have a grow light set up on my shop bench in the basement. The cats think whatever sprouts is grown for them to Eat. They get to the seedlings even when I built a fortification of water filled milk cartons surrounding my trays. I'll just wait (impatiently) until the green houses and farmer's markets open this spring and plant seedlings directly in the garden. Then the girls can chase the rabbits and squirrels out of the garden.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:25 PM   #53
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Many a house plant has been loved 'to death.' Overwatring. Stick your index finger into the soil down to the first knuckle. If the soil feels damp, it does not need watering. Dry, water it until the water starts to come out of the bottom.

Keep in mind that Rosemary is very invasive. When planted in the same pot with another plant of a different species, it will take over the space with its roots and kill your other plants in the pot. Rosemary should be planted alone, in a pot.

When you get a 2" potted plant home, let it sit for a couple of days to adjust to its new climate. Check to see if it needs watering. After a couple of days, transfer the plant to a 4" pot. Planting it in a bigger pot, will allow it to grow more roots and nothing on the top. Gently knock off the soil from the 2" pot and place in a new pot with all new soil.

To keep your herb plants producing those tasty leaves, when you see a flower developing at the top, pinch it off. The plant is getting ready to reporduce and then die.

Some plants do very well in shade, others with full light. Google the type of plant and see what growing conditions are best for that plant. If you are going to plant your seedlinigs in one pot, make sure they all require the same growing conditions.

Make sure you have a catch tray under your pots to catch extra water that comes out of the bottom. Empty the tray. Do not allow the pot to sit in the water.

This is all I can think of right now. Good luck.
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Does anyone grow peas and/or snow peas? When do I plant the seeds? Should I soak the seeds before planting?
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I have a large container that I want to plant Lavender in............what other herbs would compliment the Lavender Herb.............?????????
Thanks for any and all suggestions
How about mint -- or will it change the Lavender taste ???
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I have a large container that I want to plant Lavender in............what other herbs would compliment the Lavender Herb.............?????????
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How about mint -- or will it change the Lavender taste ???
Mint is a fast spreader and grower, and might work better in its own pot, as it would crowd out just about anything else. Same with lemon balm. A thought, maybe give mint its own pot within the big container. Keep the rim above the container soil.

Maybe some drapy thyme, sage, rosemary, nasturtiums. Perhaps a little herbs de Provence garden (savory, fennel, basil, thyme, rosemary, lavender, there are different mixtures).
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I have a large container that I want to plant Lavender in............what other herbs would compliment the Lavender Herb.............?????????
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How about mint -- or will it change the Lavender taste ???
As stated in a previous post, mint is very invasive. As is Rosemary. They each deserve and need their own pots.
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