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    maillme is offline Seedling
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    Default Herbs bought from Supermarket

    hi there,

    Everyti9me i go to buy herbs from Asda, i end up buying one of the plants - then i try and grow it, and it just doesn't work - it dies (on my window).

    Once again, i went to buy flat leaf parsley - and bought the plant! This time, ive re-potted it and put in my greenhouse (just for a few days).

    It's all over the place (As ive had to take the wrapper off it and it all falls down, so Ive staked it up a little where i could) - however, can anyone recommend some good ways to keep these plants i buy, ir should i grow from seed - if so, when should i start?

    I was going to use a box (the one farms give you when you have a veg box, or a kid would use in their room) put all my herbs in it, and just leave at my g/house door (outside)

    As always, any help is appreciated,
    thanks,
    Neil
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    I just stick them in the garden, give them a good drink and leave them to it! I've got 3 chive plants that are about 4 years old in my herb garden. They spring up every - well - spring - and I've had parsley that's gone from strength to strength. Eventually it flowers and pegs out but often they self seed. I've got 2nd generation parsley there at the moment. These are all supermarjket ones. Don't be too kind to them. Most herbs don't like indoor conditions and don't need a greenhouse. They are dead hardy (basil excepted, but that's ok in the summer) so give them some soil and stand back!
    Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.

    www.vegheaven.blogspot.com Updated March 9th - Spring

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    ive got some herbs in hanging baskets, they are doing very well i water them 2 times a day, i use them all the time so maybe they dont get time to droop, im not sure if cutting with scissors is the right way but it seems to work with me at the moment. they seem to enjoy it. i know me and my family enjoy the taste:-) good luck

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    maillme is offline Seedling
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    is it ok to mix in a big pot?

    thanks,
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    Rac
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    I have 5 herbs in one basket and 3 in another the oregano is on its own and so is the pepper but ive mixed, not sure how expert it is, but its working

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    I personally wont buy herbs from a supermarket again.I bought a herb growing kit from Tescos a while back as i wanted to grow my very first herbs.I followed the guidelines and not one of those herbs seeds i had sow did not take off.I then bought a harb pot from Sherbourn Garden Center with about 5 different herbs growing and it cost me no more than 12.00 I have grown a few herbs from Gingermint and Mint which are doing quite well.
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    I bought mine at poddington garden centre and they are doing good:-) so far anyway, if anyone has advice about cherry trees please let me know, my introductory post tells of my woe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rac View Post
    I bought mine at poddington garden centre and they are doing good:-) so far anyway, if anyone has advice about cherry trees please let me know, my introductory post tells of my woe

    I came accoss this,might be useful.

    BBC - Lancashire - Nature - Ask the gardener: Cherry trees

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