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March 22, 2010

Grow Almost all your cooking Herbs with this one package of culinary herbs


Here's a package that can get you started with a very complete herb garden. It's inexpensive and you get enough seeds to start several plants of the same kind. I'd plant them in small pots or in rows in larger flats, carefully labeled. The seeds of some of these herbs are very small and so care must be taken to drop the seed in separately so that you don't get a tangled mass of seedlings that you have to pull apart when you transplant. That damages the roots and sets the plant back or sometimes, kills it entirely. And I repeat the item about carefully labeling. I have many times thought I would remember what I planted in the back row, only to be confused and befuddled when it was time to transplant.

Another thing to be aware of in this package is that some of the herbs are perennial and some annual. Oregano, thyme, marjoram, chives and sage are all perennial and so should be planted somewhere where they have room to grow and spread. The annuals will often reseed themselves. My cilantro sprouted in the fall from seed dropped and is still alive this spring making a very welcome addition to winter salads and Mexican dishes. The one herb I love and use a lot that is not included in this package is Rosemary. That's another perennial whicih can grow waist high and very bushy. Can't have too much of that for soups and chicken and lamb.

At Assortment of 12 Culinary Herb Seeds - Grow Cooking Herbs- Parsley, Thyme, Cilantro, Basil, Dill, Oregano, Sage, More

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at March 22, 2010 8:10 AM
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