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9/20/09 9:13 P

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Hi All,

I truly admire a person who is crafty at nuturing plants. I am so bad at it!

I can't grow anything. I am so not a greenthumb. Currently I have a was green now yellow and brown in spots something foliage plants hanging onto life. Poor thing, I am afraid to touch it, each time I try to help I near kill it.

Quite sad really. So, I truly appreciate the people who can not only keep a plant alive , but aid it to flourish.

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9/16/09 10:06 P

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I planted mixed organic calendula seeds this year, sowing them in a raised bed under new blackberry plants. The started off slowly, then filled the box. I have had flowers for vases, for giving away. I have been able to cut the heads, dry them for use this winter (I live in Indiana). The seed heads left have also dried on the plants giving me seeds for next year. They just keep coming back. Still look great. I have already used them in a facial lotion I made. They were very easy to grow and I enjoyed how bright and beautiful they are. I know they are annuals and won't be transplanted, but they should come up easily next year as well.
I also overwintered my oregano, sage, thyme, savory, chives last year by covering with leaves from my yard. I have transplanted them all at one time or another and they do well with sunshine and watering. hope this helps, Sue


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6/25/09 10:56 P

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Thanks for the ideas. I have found many wild herbs growing on the property. I was surprised since it is just alkaline sand here, but herbs are adaptable and seem to grow everywhere. We have had more rain than we have had so more plants came up this year than in years past. I do want to try to bring some of the plants up near the house so I can water, harvest and dry some of them. I really do just love herbs. Ever smell the roots when transplanting them. There is no better aroma, in my humble opinion. Have a great weekend all. My shop is only open Fri-Sun. I have not worked away from home since 1986. I am so proud of myself that I am doing something with my life. Since my passion is herbs, that is what I am selling, or trying to sell. For now I am starting new plants to order. I am drying as many herbs as I can. Not sure what all I will try to do with them, but that is half the fun isn't it? tina emoticon

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6/25/09 6:15 P

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English lavender is easy to grow from seed... English and German Winter thymes are easy and hardy but pinch em' back to make em' grow... chives are SIMPLE, and if ya' plant Greek Oregano, it'll have to be started inside on a sunny window sill with no dirt covering the seeds.

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6/25/09 9:53 A

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Hi there,
When I was in the states I Used to have a lot of herbs. Some herbs are easily grown from seeds, Basils, cilantro, dill, fennel. Some herbs are best by layering, Example, if you have an established rosemary plant, take a branch of it and put part of it under the soil, you can use a paperclip to keep it secured under the soil and eventually it will develop roots, and you can cut it and put it in a separate place. I have dug some wild herbs and plants up and had good luck with them, like mullein or goldenseal, but you have to really baby them.
I love herbs, hope this helps a little, Hugs, Carmen

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6/25/09 1:18 A

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What herbs have you started from seeds? And how well did they transplant for you? I just separated aloe vera plants. Some took off great and some did not do so well. Any suggestion? I just started a tray of two types of parsley, curly and italian. I hope they do well. Has anyone been successful with digging up and replanting any wild herbs? Herbs are so much fun. Please try to share your thoughts with others on this team. tina emoticon

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