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Old September 11, 2019   #1
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Default Miscellaneous herb photos, let's see 'em

A virtual forest of African blue basil that I planted for the bees and a couple of pots of lemon balm which I planted just for the scent.
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Old September 11, 2019   #2
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Default Korean hyssop

I bought four small pots of these and I've never grown them before. They are still in the pots.The tag said they attracted butterflies and bees, so that's the reason I purchased them. The tag also said they grow to four feet tall. Does anyone have experience with this herb?
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I'm getting some plants delivered today and will update when they're planted.


This is the front Hugelkultur Herb Garden, I'll be cleaning this out this week for some new herbs.
It will have Garlic Chives, Bunching Onions, Lemon Thyme, Thyme, Winter Savory, French Tarragon, Roman Chamomile.












Oregano


Beebalm that died.








4 year? Sage (never flowers), Horseradish (trying to remove), Chocolate mint, Spearmint, Rosemary (died).










Spearmint.














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Squibb...WOW! Love the bee balm.
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Old September 12, 2019   #5
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Looks like SQWIBB and I have the same "visitors on our parsley. Future Black Swallowtails. I found mine there this afternoon. Had to use a flashlight on the second shot as the sun had moved around to the back.





Last year they ate the plants down to the crown but the parsley came back. The year before it didn't. I think I need to start more just in case!

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Old September 14, 2019   #6
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Default Propagating basil

I am trying to propagate basil from cuttings. I put two cuttings into vases of water a couple of weeks ago and they have long roots by now. Has anyone done this and have they been successful using this method? How long do the roots have to be before you put them into a container with soil? What kind of potting mix or soil did you use?
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Yes I do this with basil every year.
I start 2 or 3 plants from seed and keep taking cuttings.
Ok to plant if any roots are showing.
Some folks have success sticking the cutting directly in soil.
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This has just a few blossoms left on it. I have to be careful with it where I live because it doesn't like my humidity and it absolutely cannot stand with feet. Therefore, I always grow it in a pot. I put it on the front porch simply so that I could rub my fingers over it and get the scent.
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Old October 4, 2019   #9
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Default Korean hyssop

I put 4 plants in the hummingbird/bee/butterfly garden and they are blooming now.
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Donna,
I offered a pic of my hyssop but I haven't been, or rather can't get back there in the sprawling cherry vines to zoom in. The single plant from a 4 inch pot is well over 3.5 feet tall and fills in the corner of my fence.
Once your plants have been growing for a few weeks, you will have a very impressive display!

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Isn't it lovely to walk past your herbs and brush them lightly with your hand and enjoy the scents? For some reason, taking a big breath of fresh basil is calming to me.
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I only have a tiny herb garden outside my back door near the kitchen, squeezed between the door and the hatchway, but I use it all summer. Some day when i have a new patio put in I hope to make room for a larger one. This is an old picture, but it is still in the same spot and just as tiny, lol. But for now this one will provide enough herbs for quite a few meals for however long it takes before I get a larger one.

Herb Garden 8 by Susan Albetski, on Flickr


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Sue, that one is pretty too. I m planning on putting mixed herbs in a triangular space I have in the back, also just by the back door and the kitchen, along with a few flowers. Close enough to clip herbs for cooking and also to enjoy the scent, looks and sounds from it since my kitchen has 2 huge windows on that back wall. I tend to leave those open in the warm months.
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Nice garden Sue. Lisa, how wide did the hyssop get? I may have planted my 4 plants too close together.
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Default Basil from spring/summer is still blooming

The bees are happy for the blooms as other annuals are declining.
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