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RE: Holiday weekend


I'm in zone 8. The weather chart today says 6% relative humidity, and it
feels about like normal. There's plenty of water as long as I turn on the
sprinklers, otherwise no measurable rain until sometime next winter.

Cyndi 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Bonnie Holmes
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 1:28 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Holiday weekend

Remind me what zone you are in.  When I let my parsley and cilantro seed, I
have it everywhere the next year.  I'm in Zone 7...very humid and generally
plenty of water.


> [Original Message]
> From: Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 5/31/2006 10:54:18 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Holiday weekend
>
> I think out of all the years I've tried to grow cilantro it has worked
well
> maybe twice. But I'll keep trying. One year I started parsley in the
> greenhouse and ended up putting extras in the front yard. It was pretty
> happy there, I had volunteer parsley for a number of years - but they
never
> got as big as the parent. I think if I can keep the benches in the
> greenhouse somewhat clear I can start basil and parsley there since they
> don't seem to mind being transplanted, and if I can manage to keep the
weeds
> down this year I might have better luck with dill and cilantro.  
> Of course all this requires being organized...not the strongest part of my
> skill set. 
> I do the ice cube thing with cilantro when I have enough, and parsley, and
> basil. I also freeze the pesto base, just basil and olive oil whirled in
the
> blender. Add cheese and sometimes pine nuts when you thaw it. Works
great. 
>
>
> Cyndi  
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of Cathy Carpenter
> Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 7:13 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Holiday weekend
>
> I plant most of my herbs in pots, except for cilantro and parsley.  
> Tried them in pots, and they just did not do well. I have dill,  
> basil, oregano, and rosemary in pots and they have always thrived.  
> Have you tried freezing basil in ice cube trays, and storing the  
> cubes in ziplock bags for individual use?
>
>
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>
> On May 30, 2006, at 6:07 PM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
>
> >
> > I need a different method to plant herbs. For the last 3 years I  
> > have direct
> > seeded cilantro, dill, parsley, and basil in rows and I've fought  
> > the weeds
> > every time. The first year I got great stands of basil and parsley;  
> > last
> > year only the dill struggled through. This year the basil and dill  
> > look
> > good, some cilantro but the parsley is very weak. I want the vast  
> > quantities
> > of herbs but too many weeds come up and you can't pull the weeds  
> > without
> > pulling the seedlings too. Next year I'll try the cilantro in pots,  
> > I think,
> > and start watering the garden quite early to see if I can germinate  
> > the
> > weeds first, then plant. At the very least I want piles of basil,  
> > you've no
> > idea how luxurious it is to be eating homemade pesto in January.
> >
> > Cyndi
> >
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