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    The thread title is also the title of a book that has lurked on my book shelf for years. I've flicked through it but never sat down and read it properly. However, its going to be my next little challenge and I hope some of you will join me.

    I'm going to list the "Plants of the Month" and try to grow as many as possible (or at least one).

    This month, March, the herbs to be grown from seed are:-

    Anise Hyssop - Agastache foeniculum
    Borage
    Nasturtium
    Sorrel
    Vervain - verbena officinalis
    Summer Savory
    Sunflower
    Sweet Cicely - Myrrhis odorata
    Sweet Violet

    Grown from cuttings :-
    Pennyroyal - Mentha pulegium
    Spearmint - Mentha spicata

    I should be able to grow at least 5 of these herbs. How about you??
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    I have to admit my herb garden is usually good intentions and not a lot else. Could do with a herby kick up the bum.

    Anise Hyssop - sown
    Sweet Cicely - sown

    will do some nasturtium and sunflowers next week.
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    Nasturtium - sown
    Red veined sorrel - sown
    Sunflower - sown by my 7 year old ☺️
    Borage will have self seeded I'm sure ��

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    I'll be sowing Nasturtium and Sunflowers.
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    Sorrel
    Giant-leaf Basil
    Peppermint
    Egyptian round-leaf mint
    Tarragon
    Flat-leaf parsley
    Coriander

    I've also got nasturtium, borage and edible marigolds.
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    Borage already growing self-seeded on the allotment, does that count

    Too early for sowing sunflowers, with this weather forecast to last til April, so I'll sow mine later.

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    Welcome on board everyone! Like NG, I have good herb intentions but fail miserably.

    For completeness these are January & February herbs which can be sown now

    January


    Sow:-
    Chives
    Rosemary
    Winter savory

    Take cuttings in spring
    Bay & Rosemary & Winter savory -

    Buy or take soft stem cuttings in summer - French tarragon

    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

    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
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    What ever book is this from?

    Chives - to go in the the next week or so
    Rosemary - sown
    Basil - sown (sweet, greek, neopolitan and greek)
    French marigold - to go in the the next week or so
    Parsley - to go in the the next week or so
    Safflower - to go in the the next week or so
    Sage - sown and to go in the the next week or so
    Thyme - to go in the the next week or so

    That doesn't look as impressive as the book list

    Edit: Lettuce leaf basil still to sow.
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