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    Its this book - The Garden Post | The Herb Garden by Barbara Segall

    Probably for sale on one of the used book sites.

    yep!! for a penny https://www.amazon.co.uk/Herb-Garden...sap_bc?ie=UTF8
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    Oh, lots of rosemary and thyme that grows wild, plus sage in a pot.
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    My assortment's not strictly by the book, but the seed packets said I could sow indoors, I swear...

    Parsley - immediately grew to four inches and started flopping about
    Dark opal basil - pleasing tiny purple sprouts
    Coriander - sprouting a few days after sowing
    Oregano - just tiny sprouts
    Nasturtium - monster seedlings from a sowing a month ago. I'll be out of town for two weeks and I expect my dining table will be completely covered when I return
    Chives - first sowing didn't germinate, trying again
    Rosemary - bought a small plant from the store last fall and kept it indoors. I believe it is now quite dead.
    Sunflowers - waiting til April per the all-knowing seed packet

    I mostly grow the herbs indoors. I'm hoping to put some in on the allotment, but not sure they'll approve of the clay soil :(

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    I'll play

    this lot got sown yesterday

    2 varieties of coriander
    Garlic chives
    Borage
    Parsley curled & flat leaf
    Caraway
    Dill
    Thyme
    Orange scented thyme
    9 varieties of basil
    Lemon grass
    A packet of mixed herbs.

    Sunflowers
    Nasturtiums

    And already established plants of
    10 varieties of mint
    Sage
    Bronze fennel
    2 varieties of Oregano
    Hyssop
    Chives
    Marjoram
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    sown

    Basil (Thai, Red, Sweet)
    Thyme
    Sage
    Parsley
    Coriander (Seed & from Spice Rack)
    Chives


    Some time in future --- Oops must remember to sow last of more... will need t

    Thanks for reminder... will go through seed box to see what is still lurking...

    Is Welsh Onion a herb or an onion - Some say it is like Chives

    Wild Garlic
    Dill
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    I like the look of that book VC.
    I'm very tempted by that, specially for 1p.
    I really would like to do better with & get more out of my herbs

    I've never had any luck with summer or winter savory and I keep killing my lemon thyme

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    SP I have "lots" of herb books. This one appeals to me because of its "what to do this month" advice which is clearer than some of the other books which tell you how to grow a herb and what to use it for but don't give you a prompt of when to do it.
    Its not all pretty pictures, more text and drawings.
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    Quote 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.
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