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Xelena Ben
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posted May 21, 2004 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Xelena Ben     Edit/Delete Message
hi harpyr and other green-thumbish ones!

i don't have room for a garden currently, but i LOVE growing fresh herbs in the kitchen or on the deck. unfortunately i seem to have a problem keeping them alive

just in the past year i've somehow murdered a beautiful basil plant, a lovely sage, a rosemary bushling, a lemon thyme (oh yum!) and a chamomile. luckily my other grren friends and my aloe are doing well, but the edibles just don't seem to make it.

*sigh* maybe i need to sing to them.

any tips?

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juniperb
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posted May 21, 2004 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message
Start singing XB.

Maybe too much water? Here in MI I have to keep potted herbs on the dryish side.

Do they brown out or seem to get weak stems and topple over? Also, herbs don`t require much fertilizer.

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Randall
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posted May 22, 2004 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
Juniperb:

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Harpyr
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posted May 22, 2004 02:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harpyr     Edit/Delete Message
Great question, Xelena. I'm actually wondering about this myself as I was thinking about getting a rosemary plant and keeping it in a pot. I've never attempted it before so I'm wondering how well they fare being taken indoors for the winter.

I've got alot of knowledge from books about sustainable landscape design but little knowledge of the details pertaining to favorable conditions of specific plants. So in that respect, I'm a beginner.

Thanks for the tips, juniperb!

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juniperb
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posted May 22, 2004 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message
Rosemary doesn`t like 'wet feet'

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Xelena Ben
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posted May 22, 2004 11:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Xelena Ben     Edit/Delete Message
thanks, juniperb -

harpyr - my parents had this incredible magnificent HUGE rosemary plant in a BIG pot (a bush actually) for about two years. it was amazing. *sigh* - the green thumb cromosome passed me by, but at least i got the curled tongue thingy.

are there any combinations of plants that help each other out during touch times (codependent plants? )

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Xelena Ben
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posted May 23, 2004 12:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Xelena Ben     Edit/Delete Message

do you think they'd do better in a window-box type dwelling with room to move around, rather than a regular ol' pot? i haven't used fertilizer so i don't think it's the pressure to GROW... they just don't seem to behave like "normal" plants.

maybe they don't like that i want to eat them

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