Growing herbs of the non illegal variety.

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  1. fingercuffs

    fingercuffs and now my bitter hands Platinum Member

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    Does anyone here grow?

    I think it's apparently a really good climate here for them, my coriander (cilantro) has taken off hugely. Sadly my sage and thyme has too but it's not really the time of year to use them loads. My chilli plants are coming along nicely and I've got oregano and basil on the way.

    I've got spring onions that are starting to look like spring onions but I think my chives may've been taken over by the tomato plants we inherited.

    I planted some mustard seeds which have gone crazy but I don't really know what to do with them.
     
  2. HunterIII

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    I grew up on a lake where we pumped from to water our roughly 3,200 square foot garden.

    My parents grow pretty much everything.

    Squash
    tomatoes
    ocra
    corn
    potatoes
    eggplant
    onion
    asparagus
    watermelon
    sunflowers


    No herbs though.
     
  3. Kühle Hand Luke

    Kühle Hand Luke Mr. Cool Hand Luke Ice

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    Photos of your greenery, Cuffs.
     
  4. Magooglie

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    It's always time for thyme.
     
  5. fingercuffs

    fingercuffs and now my bitter hands Platinum Member

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    Oh wow, I'd go nuts for asparagus, even though it makes my wee smell.

    I'm going to buy some toughs and do lemongrass, garlic and ginger. Hopefully :-/
    I'll just PM you Eamon's instagram, I cbf to get up and do it just yet :D

    I will update the thread though.
     
  6. drbolony

    drbolony -El Styles-

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    We have a small community garden in my apartment complex. Some of neighbors have contributed green onions, tomatoes, thyme, and chilies to name a few. I myself added cilantro, and basil into the mix.
     
  7. MusclesMarinara

    MusclesMarinara Friends with Bigfoot

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    My gardening is in containers as I'm on the third floor.
    This year my herb collection sits at:
    green onions
    leeks
    chives
    parsley
    oregano (standard and Kent beauty)
    rosemary
    basil
    bay leaf
    mint (apple, peppermint, plain ole mint) Garden thugs. Watch out where you plan mint. It will take over.
    savory
    lemon verbena
    lavender
    sage (tri color and officinalis)
    dill (which has some funky disease. the leaves keep going yellow)
    bronze fennel

    I think I have 40 pots of plants in total. To list everything I grow would fill a page.
     
  8. Gorack

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    We have a big rhubarb plant and spicy oregano plants that come back every year and thrive. I cut down some of the mint growing wild and contained it to it's own raised garden box so it doesn't spread all over the yard. (It still tries to migrate into the soil around the box.)

    We'll have basil, rosemary, some tomato plants and maybe some peppers going before this weekend is done I think. I've been apprehensive to plant a lot this year because it's a lot of work and we may be moving before I really get to harvest much.

    I'll probably grab some other herbs when I get the basil plants. We grew stevia last year which contributes to some great cocktails along with the mint.
     
  9. ChainFlow

    ChainFlow Brown Belt

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    Currently growing:
    Thyme
    another variety of thyme
    Oregano
    Basil
    Rosemary
    Couple types of mint
    Green onions
    Chives

    And I'm trying marjoram and tarragon this year, we will see how that goes.
     
  10. irish_thug

    irish_thug Meme Mod Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    My wife grows several types, I can't tell one from the other.
     
  11. Revolver

    Revolver you sound poor Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    sounds boring
     
  12. tendersurrender

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    need to throw some cumin in with that garden
     
  13. Snubnoze707

    Snubnoze707 High Level

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    I got a bunch of different basil varieties going, some chocolate mint, cannabis, lemon balm, and hops going.

    I also have a bunch of peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, kale, and melons going.
     
  14. ChainFlow

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    That's actually a great idea
     
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    Any DIY sites you guys recommend? I need detailed steps on how to start an herb garden on my balcony!
     
  16. MusclesMarinara

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    Why? Is it a good fertilizer?
     
  17. MusclesMarinara

    MusclesMarinara Friends with Bigfoot

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    Buy good quality pots.
    Make sure the pots will drain freely
    Use a good free draining soil mix with lots of organic material. (vermiculite and perlite will make a lighter weight mix.)
    Buy good quality plants from you local nursery. Not Home Depot.
    Water water and water.
    fertilize.
     
  18. fingercuffs

    fingercuffs and now my bitter hands Platinum Member

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    That's brilliant in an apartment, I want a bay bush too. Is it easy?
    Planted some cumin seeds for a laugh just because I have them in the cupboard. Nowt's happened yet though.
     
  19. MusclesMarinara

    MusclesMarinara Friends with Bigfoot

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    Bay leaf is easy to grow. It's undemanding in it's water requirements but enjoys full sun. I get like 12 hours of scorching hot sun per day. The plant does fine.

    With in one season the plant will put on enough growth you'll have more than enough to last through the winter. Cut the branches and hang upside down to dry.

    If you the room inside your house you can bring the plant in for the winter providing you have a sunny location you can place it.
     
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