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  • #16
    Originally posted by veggiechicken View Post
    PS I've found another bigger, better list in this book of what to do when. I'll add to the March list when I've had breakfast.
    It was a BIG Breakfast.

    Sow in March:-

    Agrimony
    Aniseed
    Anise hyssop
    Artemisia

    Bergamot
    Bistort
    Borage

    Canary balm
    Caraway
    Chives
    Coreopsis
    Coriander
    Cumin

    Dyer's greenweed

    Echinacea
    Elecampane
    Evening primrose

    Fenugreek
    Feverfew
    Flax

    Good King Henry

    Heartsease
    Herb bennet
    Hyssop

    Lady's mantle
    Lemon verbena

    Marjoram
    Mullein
    Mustard

    Nasturtium

    Orach

    Pinks
    Poppy
    Pot marigold

    Salad burnet
    Scented pelargonium
    Sea holly
    Smallage
    Sorrel
    Spruce
    Strawberry
    Summer savory
    Sunflower
    Sweet woodruff

    Tansy
    Teasel
    Traveller's joy

    Vervain

    Weld
    Winter savory

    Yarrow

    Phew!! This is the busiest month for seed sowing - don't be alarmed. It becomes easier.
    Last edited by veggiechicken; 14-03-2018, 09:52 PM.

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    • #17
      Books ordered

      You're listing so many things I didn't realise were herbs

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      • #18
        Same here, SP. She lists herbs for dyeing as well as cooking, cosmetic, pot pourri etc.
        Each month has a project too. March is planting in containers with suggested plants for a "Pot of Silver" and a "Pot of Gold" and a Topiary project.

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        • #19
          Books arrived .
          Only had a quick look. It looks good. I'll read it properly when my heads not full of smoke

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          • #20
            I've ordered it too. Being brought over by a friend early April.

            Sadly, my sage plant has died over the course of the winter. It was about 15 years old. Has a much loved and loving cat below it.
            Location: north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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            • #21
              My sage plants look to have bitten the dust too in this last lot of snow.
              Hope you both like the book - I always worry when people buy a book I use.

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              • #22
                ^I need spurring on to do something about my herbal aspirations. Plus, it got a rave review from a buyer on Amazon. Plus, plus, it wasn't exactly bank-breaking!
                Location: north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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                • #23
                  By the way, does lavender count as a herb? I've ordered some seeds...
                  Location: north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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                  • #24
                    Lavender's in the book so it must count .
                    I only looked it up in the index. I've no idea what to do with it

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                    • #25
                      ^Apparently the flowers are edible. Plus, bees like them (that's my main reason). Maybe lavender bags might work as pest repellents?
                      Location: north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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                      • #26
                        I love lavender - brushing against the plants as you walk past is enough for me. Its one of those touchy-feely-smelly plants like fennel, lemon balm and mint. I don't need to actually "use" them, just stroke them as I pass by. Irresistible

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                        • #27
                          Lavender doesn't seem to do very well for me. Don't no if it's location or just me! I sowed some last year. They're still to small to plant out, but alive. So that's an improvement on any brought plants.

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                          • #28
                            I don't have much lavender in this garden - the few plants I have are very small. Seeds this year, maybe?

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Small pumpkin View Post
                              Lavender's in the book so it must count .
                              I only looked it up in the index. I've no idea what to do with it
                              Alys Fowler has a nice recipe for lavender biscuits.
                              Location....East Midlands.

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                              • #30
                                So, friend arrived last night and delivered the book. Should have gone to bed earlier, but I spent a while looking through it. Just the job. And very inspiring. Thanks for the recommendation, VC.
                                Location: north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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