hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Jesse's lavender

The only herbs I grow are for ornamental value.  I love the look of Garlic
Chives and a rosemary cutting Pam sent me looks like a little Christmas tree
right now.

My sister served a pineapple upsidedown cake (with cherries) last night, but
I don't like the taste of pineapple so passed.  The idea of a
garlic-pineapple cake though might have really sent me rolfing.  I'll just
have to take your word for it on its yumminess........(scuze me while I
hurl)  ;+)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" <silverhawk@flash.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 8:14 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Jesse's lavender

> Wow...great information Bonnie.  Thanks!  I'm printing this one out and
putting it in my herbal notebook for future reference.
> Bonnie Holmes <holmesbm@usit.net> wrote:
> This past weekend I attended the annual Smoky Mountain Herbal Society herb
> fair. The fair included several demonstrations, educational programs, a
> wonderful lunch, and vendors. Each year, the herb fair focuses on the herb
> of the year. This year was garlic so information focused on garlic and
> ramps. A wonderful herbal lunch was also available...four salads, three
> choices of herbal dressing, and pineapple upside down cake with garlic
> instead of the cherries...delicious.
> Growing Mediterranean Herbs was another great program. The presenter grew
> herbs for a living. She used well-drained beds with something called
> "crusher run", fines or "dirty soil" that she gets free from limestone
> quarries. The material is very alkaline with trace minerals that the
> Mediterranean herbs love. The fines are also used for their mulch as the
> material also reflects the light and heat. Gardeners can also use a
> combination of chicken grit and lime for similar effect.
> For fertilizer she suggested comfrey tea: fill a 5 gallon container with
> comfrey leaves (I guess I will need to set up a bed to grow these) and add
> water; let set for 3 weeks; when the smell is gone; water herbs with the
> tea.
> When planting, dig hole and put in water and sit the potted plant to be
> planted separately in water for 1 hour. Plant and don't water for three
> days. The plant may stress somewhat but it will be stronger once the roots
> are established.
> I also joined the Society. Some of the first plants I added to the yard
> were herbs and I have always loved to cook with them and use them for
> arrangement so I thought I would enjoy this group.
> The presenter suggested growing both types of lavender if you are into
> using them for different purposes. For example, grow Gross or Provence
> lavender for scent and Hidcote and Munstead for color and combine them to
> give color and scent in arrangements or wreathes.
> Bonnie ETN Zone 7
> > [Original Message]
> > From: pdickson
> > To:
> > Date: 8/24/2004 10:45:29 AM
> > Subject: [CHAT] Jesse's lavender
> >
> > Jesse,
> > We had a wonderful speaker once that told us to put several scoops of
> gravel
> > in the bottom of the hole when you plant lavender. I think it is making
> > big difference in my lavender plants. I think this allows the roots to
> > sit in water for long.
> > Hope that helps. I planted 3 new "Provance" lavenders this year that I
> got
> > at the Sand Springs Herb Festival. They have done wonderful in one year!
> > She also recommended "Hidcote" and " Munstead" as being good for our
> > climate. I planted those right away and they are doing fantastic.
> > Tricia
> >
> >
> > I had to replace my Grosso Lavenders because we had so much rain this
> > > summer they died. And they are in a RAISED bed that drains well...so
> > > can imagine how much rain it takes to wipe out my lavenders.
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
> > http://www.hort.net/funds/
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
> http://www.hort.net/funds/
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
> http://www.hort.net/funds/

Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement