Herb gardens

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Herb gardens

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:41 pm

Do you grow your own herbs? What works and what seems to die off no matter what ?
Anyone got a herb garden growing on their balcony or window boxes ?

I have just got some seeds to plant in a pot or box, and i'm wondering how the climate will affect them, so any info is welcome - parsley, coriander, european basil and chives. Do they grow all year round in Cambodia ? When do they go to seed?
Also, has anyone tried to grow (french)tarragon ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarragon
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Post by Username Taken » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:40 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:Do you grow your own herbs? What works and what seems to die off no matter what ?
No, my father-in-law does that for me. I just wish he'd pull out the males.

['No problem', he says, 'Let them grow, I can feed them to the cows'.] :facepalm:
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Re: Herb gardens

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:16 pm

We currently have the following herbs growing on our terrace, they seem to grow all year round;

Coriander, thai basil, chives, parsley, lemon grass, sage, fennel, plus some local herbs which I can't recall the names of. I didn't plant any of them from seed though.

I have tried growing rosemary, and it was doing well, but after coming back after 2 months away at work it had died off unfortunately.

[EDIT] I forgot to mention, we are also growing mint.
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Re: Herb gardens

Post by prahkeitouj » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:35 pm

I plant a flower( it's more than 2 years old now) , aloe vera and this one.

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I grow them for medicine.

And others are my mum's plants and my sister's flower.
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We don't do anything much, just water them every early morning and night. And we often put the bat's shit in the pot after digging the soil.
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Re: Herb gardens

Post by prahkeitouj » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:55 pm

I've looked after this flower for two years. The seller told us that it was from Thailand. There were some white insects and ants in it, but I changed the soil and sprayed a little shampoo on it. Incredible it's still alive. I think growing the herb is easier than flowers.

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Re: Herb gardens

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:19 pm

Anyone having any success getting orchids to re-bloom after dormancy?
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Post by Username Taken » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:31 pm

Orchids only bloom once. After that, they need to grow a new tuber to flower again.

Old tubers will not re-flower.
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Post by StroppyChops » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:37 pm

Username Taken wrote:Orchids only bloom once. After that, they need to grow a new tuber to flower again.

Old tubers will not re-flower.
Understood - getting new korms, but they're not blooming. I'm hoping for bloomin' korms mate.

I had some early success but nothing new in the past year - growth, new korms that spear, then nada.
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Post by General Mackevili » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:39 pm

I'm interested in knowing what "herbs" AM really plans to grow...
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Re: Herb gardens

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:40 pm

General Mackevili wrote:I'm interested in knowing smart "herbs" AM really plans to grow...
Given that sentence structure I suspect you're dabbling in herbs of your own just now...
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