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Old 08-30-2002, 08:34 AM
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Indoor Herb Gardens for Xmas

Bought some seeds (on clearance) and some cute square flower pots that look four small stone gardens (also on clearance) and am planning to start some herb gardens to give as gifts.

Any tips before I get started? Any idea how long they take to grow? I dont' garden much, and haven't tried it indoors. It's too hot here in Texas to give it a go outdoors. Besides, the gardens are intended for some relatives kitchens anyhow.

The seeds I got came in a kit. They include Basil, Chives, Coriander, Dill and Parsley. Cilantro is my favorite - may have to go get some of those seeds too. Am planning to include a few recipes with them also. Thought the kids could make some decorative markers for the herbs, and I could curl some wire hangers into recipe holders to stick in the planter.

There are tons of seeds in this kit, way more than I can cram into four decorative planters. I'll probably plant plenty for myself as well. An ideas of ways I can include herbs in Xmas gifts for other people this year?
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Old 09-30-2002, 06:08 PM
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herb garden

im not real great with herbs but i do garden a lot i found starting my seeds indoors or outside in planters was a good way i have better uck growing plants than seeds also dont have to thin and waste. id get a seeed starter kit or i use the flat cardboard boxes like you get at the stores been cut or with sodas in them they are shallow put in a peat mix sow your seeds then plant your seedlings into your pretty planters this way you can use as many as you need and arrange them follow instructions for watering i always wrap my box with saran wrap after watering thouroghly until first sprout apear then tent the wrap then when an inch or so high take off be careful if yuou have cats i found they like the boxes and then you lose your plants. hope this helps some
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Old 10-05-2002, 07:35 AM
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Yes it does help, thanks! No cats. Was thinking of starting them in cardboard milk cartons. Have tried this before with other plants, but not herbs.
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Old 10-06-2002, 08:28 AM
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herbs

milk cartons will work too i like the flats cause you cna get a little more in them then tehn them to the cartons as they sprout pretty much the same as starting other plants may want to look up on net specifics for growing each herb and be sure to group them together by needs dont wnat one that needs lots of water with one that dont need much or one that requires more sun than others .. hop ethis helps too bye
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Old 12-21-2002, 02:07 AM
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Well, these were a total bust. Couldn't get them to grow, but I'm not sure what we were doing wrong. Any ideas? I think we'll try again for Mother's Day.

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