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Nice replies! I am getting a place soon with my bf (hopefully within the next year) and I am planning an herbal garden, so this topic has been helpful. Sometimes herbs can be so overwhelming. lol :rolleyes_witch:

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Just talked to my landlady and she doesn't mind if we dig some lawn up at the back to plant veggies etc. (as long as we don't dig it all up) she said it's our home afterall which I thought was lovely considering the agents for our old place were terrible. Think I'll make a little herb bed as well (already found lots of mint). Luckily for us we have a garden centre near enough opposite us :)

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Bumping this because I think it's a great thread and I would love to hear what else people think is essential to their herb garden.

 

I think catnip is an excellent addition, and I like to have skullcap on hand for medicinal and magical use.

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Bumping this because I think it's a great thread and I would love to hear what else people think is essential to their herb garden.

 

I think catnip is an excellent addition, and I like to have skullcap on hand for medicinal and magical use.

 

 

This year I grew Rosmary, Thyme, Sage, Lavender, Catnip and Calendula plus Ivy and Morning glories. Looking around at all the catnip drying in my kitchen, I know it will last me about half way through the winter. I harvested the seeds as well so I will have more next year. So catnip is a staple herb for my garden and it is so easy to grow as long as its contained.

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Different soil conditions, I had: cornflowers, nightshade, hyssop, caledula, larkspur, chokecherries, clamatus, baneberries, black henbane, tansy, sweet and purple basil, white sage, poppies, irises, mints, thyme, echinacea, foxglove.... some other stuff I can't remember. I'm oversensitized to lavendar, no go there, but yeh! Witch garden needs a mix, I'll edit this if I can recall what else is super useful.

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This year, I grew my first little outdoor herb garden successfully. I had/have 2 kinds of lavender, yarrow, basil, oregano, echinacea, lemon balm, rosemary, eucalyptus and some red chili peppers

 

Indoor and potted, I have mugwort, some more yarrow, and cinquefoil.

 

It's been keeping me busy.

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My wilted brown thumb will not permit me to grow herbs of any kind, so I must rely upon my friends with green thumbs or the few shop owners that I trust to support my magical herb habit. That said, I absolutely cannot live without basil. I love it and cannot live without an abundance in the cupboard. I have tried countless times to grow the beautiful, fragrant herb, only to be left with a brown, dead, insect-ridden, yuckiness. For the sake of my favorite plant, I have (for now) given up; yet, I imagine someday, I'll get the urge and try again.

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I haven't gotten into herbs yet.

 

But one thing that I grow alot is the Rosemary plant. The kind that grows up to about 3 to 4 feet tall and the branches sort of grows outward knarly sometimes. I like them because they do look like a small "pine tree" plant.

 

Got them in pots lined on the edge of the patio where I have my fire pit.

 

 

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I should also admit in all truthfulness that I had a gardener at the time. Black thumb here, too! heehee

 

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I should also admit in all truthfulness that I had a gardener at the time. Black thumb here, too! heehee

 

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I hear ya. I pay someone to come take care of the yard and keep the flowers in general order, as I'd kill everything and have just a mound of dry grass and dirt in the middle of the yard. Used to let the boys take care of things, but they have even less time, and only a slightly less brown thumb than I do. LOL!

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I grow a couple things around the house and we have some fruit trees but I just don't have time to do the full garden so instead I keep a pair of garden shears in my trunk. When I'm out and about going to yard sales or visiting or just walking the dog I ask if I can have a few clippings ( or a lot lol) usually people end up with more than they can use so I can snip away lol. A couple weeks ago a came across some people with tons of purple sage growing in their yard they didn't even know what it was , I asked if I could have some they said sure if you can tell us what it is lol. I now have bunches drying in my garage.

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What a lovely thread. I'm growing Lemon Balm, Rosemary, English Lavender, Traditional English Marigolds (totally love them, they are like pure gold), Nettles (brilliant for hair and making tea), Geranium, Nasturtium, Thyme, Mint and Flat leafed Parsley.

 

I grow most of them in tubs so I can hunt the sun as it trails round my garden. The marigolds and Geraniums are out the front and have full sun which they love. The Lavendar is in partial shade but since I planted it in the ground its really taken off.

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This is kind of ironic. I just woke from a dream about half and hour ago where I had been growing things and I could not grow geraniums for the life of me. They had turned black, leaves, stems and flowers. The rest of the dream has slipped away from me so I don't even remember the significance, though it was do to a presence around me, I just don't remember who.

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This year I grew Rosmary, Thyme, Sage, Lavender, Catnip and Calendula plus Ivy and Morning glories. Looking around at all the catnip drying in my kitchen, I know it will last me about half way through the winter. I harvested the seeds as well so I will have more next year. So catnip is a staple herb for my garden and it is so easy to grow as long as its contained.

 

Hahahaha! I was right. The catnip only lasted half way through the winter (which created some seriously pissed off cats). Now I'm having trouble with it up here. Its almost July and we still have mornings that border on frost. Its been a strange year. That and the rain...about a month of rain...straight. Today is rare because the sky is clear but its cold. So my lavender, catnip and morning glories are not doing too well. I should have big bushy morning glory plants with flowers by now vining around everything, but they are still struggling to vine out from the seedling state. The catnip I had planted in the ground didn't come up and the catnip in the pot is struggling. The lavender hasn't even come up yet. So....I'm trying dill, feverfew, flax, borage, foxglove, thyme, sage, ivy, chamomile, echinacea, calendula, veggies, and blueberries and watermelons. All of those are doing alright with the borage and dill doing the best. It turns out there was already foxglove and yarrow in the garden when we moved in. Its been an interesting year for sure.

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This yrs horseradish is doing very well. Im not sure how long, as in yrs it needs before the root can be harvested. Totally by accident I have found that my grape vines thrive with seaweed.I have decided to let the mint grow where it wants!! and I don't know where to plant the olive trees.

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Being unable to plant this year, I'm counting on what made it through the winter. I'm really disappointed that I didn't get my morning glories in the ground, like I wanted to.

 

Pretty much everything stayed alive in their containers but I did have to bring the sage into the garage during the frosts, they didn't like that at all but I'm pleased they lived. I have purple and tri-colored sage, chives (came back...everywhere, in the grass, the cracks in the pavement! They are in pots, who knew?), oregano, thyme, rosemary, parsley, artichoke and strawberries in containers. As soon as the sun came out, they all started flowering, never got to trim them back. I'm not sure what to do with them now. I can feel that they need to be trimmed back but I'm not sure exactly when/how much to do that as I usually do it before they flower. Any advice?

 

This year is odd, that we've gone from hail to rain to 90-degree heat back to cold and rain. Got sunshine and rain today. Had the air conditioner on day before yesterday but had to add an extra blanket to the bed last night! Oregon, ya gotta love it.

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Once they're done flowering - and producing any berries, you can trim most all of those back by 1/3. Can't speak to the artichoke, though.

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If the artichoke hasn't flowered and the tips haven't gone purple then you can still eat it. My mums favorites. She grew them so well I just cannot. We would stuff the leaves on the whole head,if that makes sense.

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Wonderful, MW, thank you. Also you, Aurora, I really appreciate it. It does make sense. Big thanks.

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I am going to plant some lavender in my rock garden and hopefully some rosemary with the issues I'm having these two plants are great at keeping negative spirits away! I am really needing that right now plus lavander is great for smudging and other workings.

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I am going to plant some lavender in my rock garden and hopefully some rosemary with the issues I'm having these two plants are great at keeping negative spirits away! I am really needing that right now plus lavander is great for smudging and other workings.

I planted lavender for the first time this year and it's doing great! I truly love lavender, good to know it keeps away negative spirits, because I seriously do not need anymore negativity around here. I am also going to copycat a picture of a container full of herbs that I found in Crate and Barrel catalogue, been meaning to get to that all spring but never got around to it. This is the week! Happy Planting Y'all. :) Kera

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