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Old 03-23-2008, 06:00 PM   #1
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Growing herbs indoors
I am trying again after a couple of failed attempts and this time I really want to succeed does anyone have any secrets or pearls of wisdom to share on this topic?I have never had a green thumb but this year I am starting fresh with a different attitude about it and I hope it helps.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:11 PM   #2
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i would love some imput too! i kill herbs as well, I have sucecsfully kept some chives alive although when i bought them they smelled amazing, and now they have no scent :/ lol
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:58 PM   #3
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There is a very friendly forum called garden help.com which has all kinds of good info for gardeners. It is my 2nd favorite site. Ellieooops that should be 'gardenweb forum'
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I am not much of a green thumb-but I just wanted to add that for some unexplainable reason the more I ignore certain herbs, the better they do..I live in south central TX though, so ymmv

Rosemary is a *prime* example-every single one I planted (and bothered to WATER, and I mean EVER) died. Then a couple years ago I planted some in the back by the AC (really sunny, very hot and dry!) is now 5 times its original size-I just noticed it today, and was shocked because I basically planted it and then forgot it...and it's doing fabulously.

God's obviously a better gardener than me

Thanks for the link to the gardening site! Sounds like a great place!
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Light, water, healthy soil. That's pretty much it.
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Herbs need lots of light. I hear ya though, I kill almost every house plant I have unless I save it by putting it outside.

But I grow herbs successfully in an Aerogarden. It's cheating, and not what you had in mind, but it works.
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I would love an aerogarden but I can't afford one right now.
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Almost all herbs like sandy well drained soil and lots of light. They don't like to have their feet wet and most people go wrong by watering them too much. I don't water mine until they begin to look wilted. Also remember that herbs like to have a regular hair cut. They'll grow bushier and more abundant when you cut some off to use.
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Originally Posted by blueeyes28 View Post
I would love an aerogarden but I can't afford one right now.
I know they're not cheap. I was lucky and got mine from mom for my birthday. Maybe you should drop some hints. I hope you get one eventually, and good luck with your herbs!!
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If you don't have enough sunlight, ie. a south window then growlights may be your only good choice. I am using 4' growlights in my dining room right now to start annuals even though I have windows on both the east and south side of the house. This time of year there is not enough sunlight to keep sun loving plants happy. Good air circulation is important as well. Don't overwater and I fertilize at about 1/4 strength every watering.
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