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Growing herbs - help needed
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:19 PM
As a complete novice with anything to do with gardening, I'm hoping someone can give me some tips on growing herbs. I think I have tried about a dozen times to grow my own herbs, and only once did it work (with a bumper crop of basil, parsley and coriander - I was so proud!). But I have no idea what I did differently to all the other times that they've failed (nothing coming up, dying soon after the shoots are there, etc.)
For Christmas I received some seeds and one of those large polystyrene boxes to start them off in (parsley, coriander and thyme) and I am also growing basil in a separate pot and oregano in a separate pot. They are now at the stage of being quite sturdy (in my opinion! eg. the coriander is about 10 cm high, thyme and parsley a bit to go still) and I wonder what I'm supposed to do with them before they die again LOL? Do I keep them all where they are or replant them in their own pots so they have more room to grow? Can they stay inside or should they go outside? How often do I water them? Is it OK to have different herbs in the same pot/container? For the record, our garden doesn't really lend itself to being planted directly in the ground so prefer to keep them in pots. And do they need feeding as well as watering? (Like I said, a complete novice!).
Any tips and suggestions would be most welcome
Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:32 PM
Gardening Australia is always a good source of info.
Which part of Australia do you live in ?
Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:43 PM
I have never had any success growing them inside. I would definitely report them with a good quality poting mix and grow them outside. You shouldn't need to fertiliser fir 4 to 5 weeks if you use good mix. Then make sure to water them so they don't dry out completely but don't keep them constantly branched either as they don't like that. I have combinations of different herbs in pots. Also trim them to stop them going rangey and seeding even if your not eating it all.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:00 PM
Given their size, I would just keep doing what you are doing, a good spot for them in Melbourne for Summer is somewhere that gets plenty of morning sun but is then shadey for the heat of the day from around Noon.
ps, Unless you have a morning sunlit room (as in, direct sun on plants), then outside is best.
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