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    I planted some 'erbs in between the crazy paving near my greenhouse, the Chamomile looks well flattened by the winter, do I cut it back at all?

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    Burnie, I have chamomile growing in my garden and I never cut it back.
    It looks dead in winter but always comes back.
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    Default Herb Garden - month by month 2019

    Bumping this again as I didn't do very well last year.

    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post

    These are January & February herbs which can be sown now #


    January


    Plan your herb bed and order seeds



    February

    Sow (indoors or GH)
    Basil
    Canary balm - Cedronella canariensis
    Cowslip
    Eucalyptus
    Evening primrose
    French marigold
    Parsley
    Perilla
    Safflower
    Sage
    Thyme
    Wild strawberry
    Woad

    Sow outdoors or in pots
    Chervil
    German chamomile

    Take cuttings
    Chicory
    Sea holly

    Divide
    Chives
    Costmary
    Ginger
    Sorrel
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    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    I was thinking of fishing the book out to have a look just the other day. I've bought some savory seeds. Made a mistake, got the pungent one, but never mind. Apparently it's good for deterring pests. Might try some mixed with marigolds in among the brassicas. Double confusion!

    Bit too early for sowing here for me just yet. Give it a few more weeks before I start.
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    I was a bit pants last year but there is a border in the veg patch I want to revamp and make a dedicated herb patch. Bought some winter savory seeds as my plants were lost last year as well So I will be keeping an eye on this thread

    For those of you feeling herby what is the knack for basil? I don't recall ever successfully growing the stuff.

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    ^In my case, don't sow till May, nip off the tops when about 15 cm tall so the plants bush out, and keep pinching off the flowering tips. And plant out far more than you think you'll need.

    Actually, that looks like a good plan for coriander, come to think of it. I never do well with that.
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    I've started!!
    Rummaged through my old seeds and decided on this lot as they're all past their sow-by dates.

    Sown 11 pots (all different) - now in prop.

    Thyme - Common/Orange scented/Broad leaf
    Basil - Thai/Red Rubin/Lemon/Mammoth
    Chervil - Curled
    Parsley - Paravert/Moss curled

    Also have some mint cuttings rooting in water.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    Sowed a load of herbs about two weeks ago.
    So far chives, fennel, thyme, flat leaf parsley, cumin and mustard have germinated.
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