looking to grow an herb garden
Posted 06 June 2009 - 01:16 PM
I want oregano and basil for sure. Maybe some cilantro. I've never grown herbs before. My cousin has an herb garden and would probably give me some tips after it has been started. I could grow in small bed, I have that option. Or I could grow in little pots.
I live in Louisiana, it's warm and wet here. Supposedly its a good state for growing anything.
Posted 06 June 2009 - 01:32 PM
Be careful growing mint if you have a lawn or yard that you care about, because mint takes over like wildfire and is hard to control once it gains a foothold. I'm constantly battling my neighbor's mint garden. Potted mint plants might work better than sown directly in the ground.
Posted 06 June 2009 - 03:33 PM
I'd say, if it's just a little, go with containers. If you want to grow, say, lots of basil so you can freeze a bunch of pesto, do it in the dirt.
My ex has basil, chives, and parsley in little rectangular planters on the windowsill.
I'm going with a little raised garden, one of those underbed Sterilite containers with a bunch of holes in the bottom, mounted on a wooden frame and filled with pro-mix.
Will post pix when I get the camera back.
Posted 06 June 2009 - 03:50 PM
Posted 02 July 2009 - 12:07 PM
MG Organic potting soil, earthworm castings, perlite, and espoma organic fertilizer.
Posted 02 July 2009 - 12:26 PM
Aphids freakin LOVE cilantro. The only reason i grow it anymore is to keep the aphids off my other plants. :eusa_wall
Posted 02 July 2009 - 12:30 PM
like stated before some of the herbs will take over your yard if not kept under control.
the other good advantage is you can bring them indoors during the winter months. i did this last year with a few of my herbs and it worked great. my red chili plant actually flowered and produced peppers in feb.
Posted 02 July 2009 - 12:56 PM