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Post pics of your herb garden.

I just made mine, its in its infant stages, I plan to do some more shopping for herbs later this week. I got parsley, greek oregano, Thyme, and Mint right now. The rocks are old sandstone foundation rocks from and old barn my Neighbor burned down.
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Here is my herb garden and even though its in the wrong place, I put together this succulent strawberry jar. I am not real familier with post pis here but here is a link to a google album.

[url]https://picasaweb.google.com/cdposey26/HebGarden?authkey=hUgSvVV1BZo[/url]
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Looking good Tom and sentinel.

I have posted pictures of my herb garden before but here it is again.

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Wow Jess, looks awesome. By the way where in England are you. My folks live in Wales and I was there for a visit earlier this year and had a chance to visit Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, and Oswestry England. Beautiful country and such history. Cheers.
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Haha! Well you have been to far more places in that area than I have!
Oswestry I have visited and it is lovely or at least the part I saw was.
I am afraid I am nowhere near there. You were in the Northwest I live in the Southeast of England.
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It looks to me like everyone's herb pictures have all the herbs close together, is there not an issue of having to have space between types of herbs? I can do alot if we can plant them close to each other!!

Thanks for sharing your pics!
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I have lots of turned earth, compost and a captive garden. I am busting to start planting but nervous about changing my mind or making a mistake. Thank you for the pictures. Now, I can visual a bit better where things can go relative to one another.

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wolfie wrote:It looks to me like everyone's herb pictures have all the herbs close together, is there not an issue of having to have space between types of herbs? I can do alot if we can plant them close to each other!! Thanks for sharing your pics!
They didn't start out close together but the groundcreepers (marjoram, thyme etc.) will soon fill any space available!
I harvest a lot and regularly, pulling back any creepers that have rooted too close to something else. This keeps a modicum of order out there but if I were to leave it untouched for a month or so it would be a complete wilderness.
It is worth learning all you can about the habit of all the herbs you want to grow. I know, for instance, that the fennel is very deep rooted therefore it can fight its way through the vigorous marjoram. The thyme on the other hand will be smothered by it and die. My less vigorous and special herbs are planted around the edges near the lavender hedge. That way I know they will be safe as the lavender is a nice well behaved shrub. Keep in mind moisture levels as well. Either plant moisture lovers like mint in a hole filled with really lovely manure and compost (away from everything else!) or in a pot filled with it in the middle of all your herbs. That way you can be assured it will not dry out as things like thyme/oregano/marjoram really don't want to be watered very much once they are settled in.
I NEVER water the herb garden and it is very free draining hence the rocks and pebbles on top to conserve some moisture out there. You must not be nice to the Mediterranean type herbs as you will lose flavour if they are too well fed!
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Jess, thanks for all your help!

Where would you suggest I go to read up on all my herb habits? I have my vegetable garden in the backyard, and was just thinking that I could put raised beds along my front sidewalk on either side and put all herbs in there.

I currently rent from a wonderful landlord, however I think if I dug up all my grass in the front yard and planted another vegetable garden, he may have my hide LOL
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wolfie wrote:Jess, thanks for all your help!

Where would you suggest I go to read up on all my herb habits? I have my vegetable garden in the backyard, and was just thinking that I could put raised beds along my front sidewalk on either side and put all herbs in there.

I currently rent from a wonderful landlord, however I think if I dug up all my grass in the front yard and planted another vegetable garden, he may have my hide LOL
You are welcome. :D When it comes to herbs I cannot talk about them enough (you may have noticed that already).

A lot of herbs could and should be mixed in amongst your vegetables if you have the space. Most are beneficial in some way. I have the seperate large herb area but I also use herbs everywhere else in my garden either for ease (sweet cicely planted next to rhubarb) or because the fruit, flower, shrub will gain some benefit from it being nearby.
Check online for 'companion planting' there is a mine of information out there. Here is a good site that I refer to a lot but there are many more..
https://www.dgsgardening.btinternet.co.uk/companion.htm

As for herbs in their own bed these sites have a lot of very useful info. No point in me recommending books as you are over the other side of the planet! Just in case you can get hold of British books there look for anything by Jekka McVicar.

https://www.letsgogardening.co.uk/Herbs.htm
https://www.herbexpert.co.uk/HerbGardeningCategory.html
https://www.madaboutherbs.co.uk/herbgardening.html
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Thanks for pointing me to this thread Jess.

I like the shape and use of stones of your new garden Tom.

Sentinel you have a lovely herb garden and a nice use of pots and stands.

Jess, your herb garden is quite beautiful. The textures and colors make my feel as though I want to reach out and touch the plants.

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Looking good, Jess! Very hardy looking plants you've got there. I'll try to post some pictures of my stuff soon...it's finally starting to look intentional : )
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wolfie wrote:Jess, thanks for all your help!

Where would you suggest I go to read up on all my herb habits? I have my vegetable garden in the backyard, and was just thinking that I could put raised beds along my front sidewalk on either side and put all herbs in there.

I currently rent from a wonderful landlord, however I think if I dug up all my grass in the front yard and planted another vegetable garden, he may have my hide LOL
I just bought this book from Barnes and Noble Monday. https://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?ISBSRC=Y&ISBN=9781877019944

It has alot of usefull info. It tells you alot of what herbs treat what sickness. I found out from it that Hydrangea roots are suppose to help cure kidney and blader infections. Its a good all around herb book. The tons of color photos are nice too.

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Here's my herb garden:

[img]https://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f91/Barlowguy/MVC-019S.jpg[/img]

Lemon Basil

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Sage

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Rosemary (It just won't grow!)

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Opal Basil

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Mint (Not doing so well)


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Culantro (One of my pride plants)

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Garlice Chives

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Catnip (Finally no more white spots!!!!)

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Basil

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Garlice Chives Plant Two

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Oregano

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Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)

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Peppermint (It just won't stay in it's own pot! It's inside my dill and my window planter)

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My Potted Heb Garden (newbie)

I've only just started my herb garden. This is what I'm growing:

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This little guy is a Peppermint. So far its been sprouting new tiny leaves.

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This one is a type of Basil, can anyone tell me what kind it is? I wasn't paying attention when i bought it :D

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This is Tarragon, not sure if its French or Russian tho but it tastes great in tea

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Sweet Basil, its still kinda small, i wish it would grow faster. Cant wait to make pesto :)

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Brazilian Mint altho it looks a lot like Peppermint to me. Haven't tried it in tea yet but i love how it smells.

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Oregano, not sure what kind, looks like Cuban.

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Apple Mint, still so tiny and parts of it got eaten by birds. I hope it lives tho.

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Java Mint, it used to look like this, now the entire lower half of it is devoid of leaves due to pesky birds :(

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Here's ours. We just planted over the weekend.

Banana Sweet Peppers, Sweet Basil, Flat Italian Parsley, Chocolate Mint, Rosemary, Thyme, Cilantro and Lettuce.

[img]https://larrybosworth.com/img/v3/p668127009-3.jpg[/img]

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Sable887, if your tarragon tastes nice in tea or cooking, it's french, russian is not nice at all on the tongue.

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My French tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)comes back reliably year after year, and we love it. It is the signature flavor in DW's potato salad when in season, I love it with greenbeans and seafood, especially strong fish, is much enhanced. Good with poultry, great with eggs... I make an olive tapenade I flavor with tarragon. Have not tried the Russian(Artemisia dracunculoides), as it is supposedly a mider flavor but undestand that appeals to some...

Problem free easy plant that comes back every year in abundance, and you can eat...well! Everybody should have one...

"I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around."
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With times the way they are...hey, I'm just sayin... :twisted:

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OMG!! :shock: JESS!!
THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!! You are my hero!!
I have gardens like that in my dreams!! I didnt even know herbs could get that big!!
You should be very very proud!!

But....I don't think I will post my sad little plants. :(
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Jess is an artist to be sure; she is also blessed with a warmish climate with Arctic sunlight. I remember telling my mom when we lived in Scotland, that I wasn't tired and the sun was still way up, and she told me to go to bed, it's ten o'clock!

The U.K. gardeners are thus truly blessed. Plus gardening is culturized over there; here we get NASCAR. Not to take anything from Jess; she is clearly talented, and obviously not a beginner either. Do not denigrate your own efforts, you have simply learned the new goals to shoot for...

Jess, I am most concerned that Wolfie has seen your garden and wants to plant everything close. Might you pass on how you arrived at your spacing?

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Some people look at another persons house or automobile or wardrobe with envy, but I look at their gardens. When Spring arrives, I go to the nursery and my heart actually aches. I feel that same ache and envy when I look at JESS's garden.
Yes she definately has a gift.
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