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Some Herbs need space for a big root run.


I have just dismantled my baby bath Herbs. The Parsley had a small root. Thyme enormous root and very little top growth. Indian Curry struggling will put it into a pot by itself. Curry Plant strong top growth and small root.
Didnt want to turf out the dry compost, so gave it a good stir with 9 gallons of water to soak the peat again, plus a generous sprinkling of Blood, Fish and Bone fertiliser.
Then planted 6 Parsley Plants into it that were coming on strongly in pots. Two others into a plastic trough.
They will have plenty of room and give me good top growth to cut for garnishing during the winter months from my balcony without going out in the cold.
Will replant the Thyme root on my Rockery outside for interest next year. Ditto the Curry Plant – dont know if it will survive.
It was a mistake to originally plant them together as a decorative feature. Each Herb plant has its own characteristics – I will now be more appreciative of this fact.

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I too have fallen into this trap. I planted up one of those 'stawberry' planters after seeing a picture of mixed herbs planted in one. Big mistake. Now I'll have to pull everything out and replant them in individual containers. That's gardening for you. We're constantly learning.

12 Aug, 2012


Oops! I've just planted up a number of herbs together in a half-barrel. Oh well, will wait and see.

12 Aug, 2012

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