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Posted 21 October 2015 - 05:17 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm new to gardening and growing herbs.

I've previously bought rosemary, creeping thyme, and lemon basil from Marketplace (Ion orchard) and transferred them into bigger pots (about 5 inches wide), filling them with premade organic soil from FarEastFlora. I have been watering them on a daily basis and I put them out along the corridor on a tray accessible to partial sunlight. All of them don't seem to be growing well. Can anyone suggest what I should do with them?

Current status with these plants:
1) Rose mary: not very tall only about 10 cm at most. browning needles on the top of each branch. I've snipped two twigs previously for cooking and the stems aint growing.
2) Creeping thyme: Seems to be okay but doesn't seem to be growing much.
3) Lemon Basil: About 20 to 25cm tall. yellowing and browning leaves. Stem near soil seems to be browning too. Leaves are drooping down.

Clueless on how to make them better, I went ahead to bought more luscious herbs (i.e. Rosemary, Mint, Oregano, Sweet Basil, and Thyme) from FarEastFlora. Can anyone advise on how to care for them properly?

I'll probably consider hydroponics once I'm more familiar how to grow them right.

Thanks in advance guys!
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Posted 21 October 2015 - 08:18 PM

I think you could have over water them .
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Posted 22 October 2015 - 12:18 AM

Oh so what should I do to for remedy?

View Postdigitalgate, on 21 October 2015 - 08:18 PM, said:

I think you could have over water them .

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:31 AM

Take some cuttings of your rosemary, and try to root them in water. The browning of the main plant is not a good sign.
But rosemary are not easy plants to begin with.

For sweet basil, they are like the cockroach of the plant world. Not easy to kill unless you try hard enough.
Take some cutting too, and root them in water.

Oregano are not easy too.

But if they start browning at their stems, their roots system could already be rotting. Take cuttings
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