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04-29-2009, 09:31 AM
I bought some herbs from the farmers market last week. I knew I was going out of town so I placed them in my crock pot and put about a half inch of water in the bottom. When I came back home the were growing well and notably larger than when I left. So I haven't touched them since except to add a little water every other day or so. My question is, how long can I keep my herbs in those little pots that they come in from the farmers market?
04-29-2009, 11:34 AM
are you talking about plants, or cut herbs? that would make a difference. the plants would probably appreciate full sun and room to grow
04-29-2009, 11:46 AM
Plants. Thai basil, oregano, lavender and marjoram.
04-29-2009, 11:59 PM
they will stay happy in their pots for a while, but will need more room for their roots as they get bigger. I planted a peppermint from the grocery store in a small window type box, it has already taken over the whole box in less than a month. mints are aggressive growers tho. I have some others (parsley, basil, etc. in a strawberry pot, they seem quite happy there. my balcony gets sun all day, it has SW exposure.
04-30-2009, 07:39 AM
I'd try to pot them up into something permanent before too long, if you have some free time soon, do it. They'll be fine in the little pot or even a slighter larger one, but they won't really grow and flourish until they're in something bigger (for the roots) and when you can cut take cuttings frequently. If they're small you can't cut much and if you can't cut much it won't encourage much new growth.
I successfully grew herbs last year for the first time and I did that by putting them outside in large pots. I grew rosemarry, thyme, oregano, sage, parsley and four types of mint plants. It was fabulous, and SO much better than my previous endeavours inside in small pots.
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