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Re: Herbs


Judy,
Can you provide additional lighting?  I overwinter all plants on my
lightstand (16 hrs) - except those that can take the cold of the attached
garage.  I have only 2 south-facing windows - garage and Family Room and the
FRm one is chest high, about a yard across and over the register, with a
shallow sill.  Not ease to ustilize.  Could you give them some artificial
light?

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Judy L Browning" <judybrowning@lewiston.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2003 10:30 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Herbs


> I planted a pot with cinnamon basil, tarragon & stevia this year. It's in
> the house now and hopefully will survive until I can set it out again. Any
> tips? The sun room has low E windows, so the sun lovers get lanky and the
> shade lovers thrive. Just finished Forestfarms fall 2003 catalog. Made
great
> "throne room" reading.
> Judy B
>
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > Cathy,
> > I don't grow herbs, but generally I understand they like it hot and dry
> with
> > lots of sunshine.  We didn't have much of any of that here this past
> season.
> > Doubt you did either.  That could be the problem - just a guess, though.
> >
> > Kitty
>
> > From: "cathy carpenter" <cathyc@rnet.com>
> > > I grow most of mine in containers on the deck for the same easy
access.
> > > But have creeping thyme out in the perennial bed, where I can
> > > frequently continue to cut it into winter, and parsley in the
vegetable
> > > garden where it also lasts well into winter (until the temps get
really
> > > low) and being a biennial, I can get some in spring to last me until
my
> > > new seeds sprout. Then I dig up the old roots (such fun!). My basil
was
> > > discouraging this year. Very stunted, with coarse leaves. Maybe I
> > > picked the wrong variety??
> > > Cathy
>
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