View Full Version : Help for the Herb(ly) challenged (AKA -No green thumb)
07-19-2009, 11:19 PM
I've tried growing herbs and I end up with sticks that don't grow. Everyone always says how they have an over-abundance and they grow like weeds. Well not for me, lol.
I really want to learn to grow herbs - especially year round.
How and where do I start. I'd love the following:
Cilantro, Parsley, Basil, Oregano, Mint, Thyme, Rosemary and I'm sure there are others I can't think of right now.
Help - I'm Herb(ly) challenged, lol!
07-20-2009, 03:08 AM
Do you know what kind of Soil you are working with? Have you added any Compost or Manure to it? And is it getting enough Water, once you have Planted them? This should be All you need.
07-20-2009, 07:07 PM
Most herbs like only partial sun, not full sun.
07-20-2009, 08:43 PM
The full sun was probably my problem. I think the soil was just plain store bought potting soil.
07-20-2009, 09:46 PM
imo suns not problem , most shall go in full sun
its the soil , that potting soils lame
make a compost , can make just on open ground or make a plastic trash can type for smaller amounts of soil . then start adding straw / leaves / grass / bark / sea weed / vegi plants / etc , then youll have some real soil .
its all in the soil . ide go to www.motherearthnews.com and check out homemade composters and other things like growing potted herbs
and maybe because it sounds like your just potting you could get some good soil immeadiately from a neighboor with a compost whom wouldnt mind you taking some . i give soil away all the time to friends to enrich their small gardens with my awesome straw feed super soil :cool: , straws my favorite soil add as its hollow tube makes for open channels coursing thru the soil with slows compaction down
07-20-2009, 09:51 PM
also , a big mistake many make is planting seeds too deep
with small seeds like herbs you only need to cover them with a quarter inch soil maximum
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