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#1 User is offline   brendali 

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 12:32 AM

Hi,
I would like to start container gardening for herbs for CG. As there are 2 Indian residents who will be contributing cuttings of herbs there commonly use in their cooking, I thought of creating another container for herbs Malays uses for their cooking. But I realize not easy to find in the nurseries. Any recommendations on what herbs I can consider and where to get it? It seems like they use a variety of gingers but nurseries don't seems to have them. The herbs must be able to complement and grow in one big pot.
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Posted 11 October 2014 - 07:12 AM

Please see my pm.
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Posted 18 February 2015 - 07:20 PM

I grow all herbs in containers, take a look at them at this link. most of them i can give you a cutting and tell you how to look after it if you can get to east coast. i also have successful coriander and marjoram and may others that are not in the photos

http://laurencemanch...-garden_18.html

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 07:38 PM

View PostLaurence, on 18 February 2015 - 07:20 PM, said:

I grow all herbs in containers, take a look at them at this link. most of them i can give you a c

http://laurencemanch...-garden_18.html


U got good soil.
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Posted 18 February 2015 - 09:37 PM

View Postdigitalgate, on 18 February 2015 - 07:38 PM, said:

U got good soil.



worm tea from my worm compost that is in the hallway :-)
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 05:13 PM

How do u do it.. I grown so many herbs all die no matter how I change soil monitor watering etc.
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 05:16 PM

I live in East and would like to know how to plant rosemary, thyme, mint, basil etc without dying. I tried nearly 10 times.. very dishearten
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 05:32 PM

View Posttanny, on 19 February 2015 - 05:16 PM, said:

I live in East and would like to know how to plant rosemary, thyme, mint, basil etc without dying. I tried nearly 10 times.. very dishearten


Rosemary and thyme are rather challenging herbs to grow. Basil thrives in hydroponics, you can try that again.
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 05:41 PM

I think if you really want them bad enough, you'll get back up and keep trying. I've killed them by the hundreds over the years. Spent a whole lotta money but nothing else gets my spirits up. So.....

Cheers!
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 06:10 PM

see my herbs. They r usually in filtered sun. alternate watering. what is wrong?
http://rs1060.pbsrc....g1c.jpg~320x480
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 06:12 PM

http://rs1060.pbsrc....j5i.jpg~320x480

see basil. how do I grow hydroponics? how to start
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 07:40 PM

View Poststhh, on 19 February 2015 - 05:32 PM, said:

Rosemary and thyme are rather challenging herbs to grow. Basil thrives in hydroponics, you can try that again.



Agreed. The easy ones are Basil,Sage,catnips.

For challenging ones, try thai parsley.
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 07:41 PM

View Posttanny, on 19 February 2015 - 06:10 PM, said:

see my herbs. They r usually in filtered sun. alternate watering. what is wrong?
http://rs1060.pbsrc....g1c.jpg~320x480


That's Rosemary in the pic. Its very hard to grow, what happen to your plant happened to mine too. I stop trying to grow rosemary already. Would suggest to try basil sage and catnips.
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Posted 20 February 2015 - 03:13 PM

My rosemary has been with me for over 4 years. I find that cuttings from the parent plant usually thrives whereas the parent plants from the nurseries usually wilt and die shortly after bringing them home. Maybe u can take cuttings next time around and see if that works better for you.

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 06:49 PM

View Posttanny, on 19 February 2015 - 06:12 PM, said:

http://rs1060.pbsrc....j5i.jpg~320x480

see basil. how do I grow hydroponics? how to start


no need hydro for your basil.
repot and split each stalk into a different pot, make sure each pot is at least as big as that one. then place each pot somewhere different that gets different amount of light. water it well for a couple of days. then water as normal. after a few months you will notice one of your basil plants doing better than the others, so you will know where gets the optimal light

as normal watering for basil = do not water it until leave start to shrival up. if leaves look healthy then do not water or just a few drops.

also trim regularly,if you dont need to use it then give some to friends.

remember humans need food, so does basil

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 06:53 PM

View Postlavendergarden, on 19 February 2015 - 05:41 PM, said:

I think if you really want them bad enough, you'll get back up and keep trying. I've killed them by the hundreds over the years. Spent a whole lotta money but nothing else gets my spirits up. So.....

Cheers!


ditto. you will sucseed in the end. just keep trying on one variety.

also with the basil, ever time you use basil to cook, take a cutting and put it in water and let it grow roots, then you have more to experement with.
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Posted 20 February 2015 - 06:54 PM

View Posttanny, on 19 February 2015 - 05:16 PM, said:

I live in East and would like to know how to plant rosemary, thyme, mint, basil etc without dying. I tried nearly 10 times.. very dishearten


you are welcome to come and look and ill talk you through some tips.
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Posted 20 February 2015 - 07:02 PM

View Posttanny, on 19 February 2015 - 05:13 PM, said:

How do u do it.. I grown so many herbs all die no matter how I change soil monitor watering etc.


every one is different so cant answer in general.... but the key experimenting with one variety at a time and not many and worm tea. pls do PM if you want to come and take a look.
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Posted 20 February 2015 - 10:49 PM

Tanny u can use this code for your photo . It easier to read.http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t446/Tanny_Tait/Mobile%20Uploads/20150219_164159_zps7e05vg1c.jpg
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Posted 21 February 2015 - 09:23 AM

Sorry where is the code? how do I copy and use it
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