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How To Grow Herbs In The Garden/House?

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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
As above really I'm interested what herbs you can grow indoors and outdoors and what care they need.

Chesso...just for you!
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#2
what sort of herbs, "the smokin type", lol
#3
just watch the electricity bill with those lamps:whistling:
#4
wickedteen
what sort of herbs, "the smokin type", lol


herbs??:-D
#5
wickedteen
what sort of herbs, "the smokin type", lol

No...I don't do that...although heard a good business proposition!
barky
just watch the electricity bill with those lamps:whistling:

I've turned my desk lamp off to compensate, thats ok yeah?:-D

You know what I actually want to start growing some things like basil, rosemary, and then toms and stuff like that although we will have limited space I reckon I could get one of those little exterior greenhouses the sort of 2ft square ones with a couple of shelves so about 4ft tall or something.
banned#6
barky
just watch the electricity bill with those lamps:whistling:


Inb4 you know who!!!! :w00t:
#7
awoodhall2003
You know what I actually want to start growing some things like basil, rosemary, and then toms and stuff like that although we will have limited space I reckon I could get one of those little exterior greenhouses the sort of 2ft square ones with a couple of shelves so about 4ft tall or something.

You really do need to 'join' the gardening thread then.:thumbsup:
#8
guv
Inb4 you know who!!!! :w00t:

ME???
#9
chesso
You really do need to 'join' the gardening thread then.:thumbsup:


I did when it first opened I believe...as last summer i planted some carrots, beetroots, lettuce, marrows, and toms.
The carrots sprouted above ground but once pulled up there was nothing there! The beetroot started to grow quite well. The lettuce didnt amount to anything, the toms went ok and got a few off it, and the marrows did start to grow until someone left them in the utility room and they got knocked over!
#10
awoodhall2003
I did when it first opened I believe...as last summer i planted some carrots, beetroots, lettuce, marrows, and toms.
The carrots sprouted above ground but once pulled up there was nothing there! The beetroot started to grow quite well. The lettuce didnt amount to anything, the toms went ok and got a few off it, and the marrows did start to grow until someone left them in the utility room and they got knocked over!

See how much experience you already have! We all learn from our numerous mistakes.:-D For instance, growing marrows in the utility room is generally not considered to be optimum in my experience.:w00t: The carrots need a deep soil or pot/bag. The toms - you need to choose the right variety and situation, plus feed, for max crop! Lettuce - raised bed is your answer.

You have to join this year's thread now you're a person of property.:thumbsup:

You can get pots of coriander from the supermarket as well.;-)
#11
i got a basil plant from asda and its already slowly dieing :(
RIP BARRY BASIL.
#12
Mclovin
i got a basil plant from asda and its already slowly dieing :(
RIP BARRY BASIL.


You are mistreating it!
#13
my pumpkins are dead...they were doing so well they got super big put them outside, now all 6 are dead, my first try tho, my tomatoes are still going stong tho (well i think thats what they are) there still in my kitchen window
#14
chesso
See how much experience you already have! We all learn from our numerous mistakes.:-D For instance, growing marrows in the utility room is generally not considered to be optimum in my experience.:w00t: The carrots need a deep soil or pot/bag. The toms - you need to choose the right variety and situation, plus feed, for max crop! Lettuce - raised bed is your answer.

You have to join this year's thread now you're a person of property.:thumbsup:

You can get pots of coriander from the supermarket as well.;-)

Ok I'll try! Well the main things on my list would be basil and toms...but this year I will not have a garden or a large area just a balcony (albeit a fairly large one of 6m long by 1.75m wide).

chesso
You are mistreating it!

SAY NO TO PLANT HARM!
banned#15
awoodhall2003
You know what I actually want to start growing some things like basil, rosemary, and then toms and stuff like that although we will have limited space I reckon I could get one of those little exterior greenhouses the sort of 2ft square ones with a couple of shelves so about 4ft tall or something.


I bought this the other day:-

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.205-9774.aspx

It seems ok.

Good luck with the herbs :thumbsup:
#16
if your just growing herbs all you need is some small pots on your windowsil
#17
jamstaruk1972
if your just growing herbs all you need is some small pots on your windowsil


Also dont overwater, you want the soil damp not soaking as you will rot the seeds with over watering
#18
DLM
I bought this the other day:-

http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.205-9774.aspx

It seems ok.

Good luck with the herbs :thumbsup:

That looks alright, I was thinking of getting one which is covered though so it doesnt get waterlogged. Not a bad price either though.

jamstaruk1972
if your just growing herbs all you need is some small pots on your windowsil

That would require our property to have windows...no windows Im afraid.

milewide
Also dont overwater, you want the soil damp not soaking as you will rot the seeds with over watering

yeah even i know that and Im a novice! thus the wanted to get one with a cover so it doesnt get waterlogged...also seen my mum killing plants by over watering them then moaning she cant keep plants! Im like ffs dont water them everyday then!
banned#19
awoodhall2003
That looks alright, I was thinking of getting one which is covered though so it doesnt get waterlogged. Not a bad price either though.


I have just ordered another one :oops:

My house is like a M&S/Tesco warehouse.

Order Summary:

1 x Tesco My Baby's Voyager Booster Seat
£6.31 (1 @ 6.31 each)

1 x Slim Line Space Saving Waterbutt with stand 100L
£24.97 (1 @ 24.97 each)

1 x Tesco 4 Tier Growhouse
£20.00 (1 @ 20.00 each)

Subtotal before Promotions: £56.28

500 Extra Clubcard points on Selected
Promotion: 500 points

Total discounts: -£5.00

Total to pay: £51.28

eCoupon payment: -£9.00
(20% off ALL gardening, BBQs, DIY, garden furntiure)

Total to be taken from your payment card: £42.28

Clubcard points earned: 602

Quidco, 500 bonus points and 20% off = bargain :-D
#20
DLM
I have just ordered another one :oops:

My house is like a M&S/Tesco warehouse.

Order Summary:

1 x Tesco My Baby's Voyager Booster Seat
£6.31 (1 @ 6.31 each)

1 x Slim Line Space Saving Waterbutt with stand 100L
£24.97 (1 @ 24.97 each)

1 x Tesco 4 Tier Growhouse
£20.00 (1 @ 20.00 each)

Subtotal before Promotions: £56.28

500 Extra Clubcard points on Selected
Promotion: 500 points

Total discounts: -£5.00

Total to pay: £51.28

eCoupon payment: -£9.00
(20% off ALL gardening, BBQs, DIY, garden furntiure)

Total to be taken from your payment card: £42.28

Clubcard points earned: 602

Quidco, 500 bonus points and 20% off = bargain :-D


Bargain = still an expenditure :p
Must admit so far this year I have been trying to not buy so many 'bargains' just because and I've done really well I think...then I spent £180 this week on a new AV Receiver from Amazon! :-D
Main reason is saving money for moving costs, IFA, solicitors, mortgage setup fees, charges, installing services, then the actual mortgage, service charges etc!
banned#21
awoodhall2003
Bargain = still an expenditure :p
Must admit so far this year I have been trying to not buy so many 'bargains' just because and I've done really well I think...then I spent £180 this week on a new AV Receiver from Amazon! :-D
Main reason is saving money for moving costs, IFA, solicitors, mortgage setup fees, charges, installing services, then the actual mortgage, service charges etc!


I am terrible with my money now that I work in the centre of manchester.

Far too many shop windows and bargains at work.

My 20% discount on M&S is a real killer :lol:

The water butt will save on the water meter, rain is free :thumbsup:

The little man across the road needs a new seat.

He has had his current one since he was a baby and now he is 6.

Also another grow house for all the veg I am going to try and grow.

When do you move in?
#22
awoodhall2003
That looks alright, I was thinking of getting one which is covered though so it doesnt get waterlogged. Not a bad price either though.
That would require our property to have windows...no windows Im afraid.
yeah even i know that and Im a novice! thus the wanted to get one with a cover so it doesnt get waterlogged...also seen my mum killing plants by over watering them then moaning she cant keep plants! Im like ffs dont water them everyday then!


http://direct.tesco.com/product/images/?R=205-9774
I would think that any old shelves would do.

If you want to grow just basil and tomatoes then you don't need one of those little mini plastic greenhouses; in fact the tomatoes, as you know from growing them last year won't fit in!! Genuinely, if you want some basil, get a pot from the supermarket and keep it somewhere sensible. You must have a window, surely. As it turns out those pots of supermarket basil are very thirsty and very well drained so you need to keep in a plant pot saucer and water every day. TBH I also keep my basil seeds and seedlings pretty wet as well.
To grow a couple or more of tomato plants, you'll need to get some as young plants now - too late to sow for outside crops IMO, although there's nothing to stop you sowing a few seeds to see what happens. Get an outdoor bush variety and grow on in large pots. You cannot over-water tomatoes - commercial ones are grown hydroponically - they love wet roots.

Bruscetta here you come.;-)

(It's not the watering, it's the waterlogging that does in your mum's plants - if they were free draining , well lit and in a well ventilated place, there wouldn't be much of a problem.)
#23
[QUOTE=awoodhall2003;851218
That would require our property to have windows...no windows [/QUOTE]

even jails have windows
#24
DLM
I am terrible with my money now that I work in the centre of manchester.

Far too many shop windows and bargains at work.

My 20% discount on M&S is a real killer :lol:

The water butt will save on the water meter, rain is free :thumbsup:

The little man across the road needs a new seat.

He has had his current one since he was a baby and now he is 6.

Also another grow house for all the veg I am going to try and grow.

When do you move in?

Yeah I can imagine the M&S 20% is a killer!
But we are similar, if see a bargain we often pick it up!

Well last Tuesday we had our formal mortgage letter, our memorandum of sale has been issued, thus our exchange of contracts should complete w/c 10th, then 7 days (ish) after that we should have the keys in our hands...so as soon as 2weeks time! Although my last exam isn't until 25th, thus I won't be moving down till 26/27th...means the fiancee with her parents (as they offered their help) will be already moved in before I get there!

Last time we moved, although not our own place just rented, I had to do everything and pack it all up when we left, so I'm just making up for it this time!

So excited!

chesso
http://direct.tesco.com/product/images/?R=205-9774
I would think that any old shelves would do.

If you want to grow just basil and tomatoes then you don't need one of those little mini plastic greenhouses; in fact the tomatoes, as you know from growing them last year won't fit in!! Genuinely, if you want some basil, get a pot from the supermarket and keep it somewhere sensible. You must have a window, surely. As it turns out those pots of supermarket basil are very thirsty and very well drained so you need to keep in a plant pot saucer and water every day. TBH I also keep my basil seeds and seedlings pretty wet as well.
To grow a couple or more of tomato plants, you'll need to get some as young plants now - too late to sow for outside crops IMO, although there's nothing to stop you sowing a few seeds to see what happens. Get an outdoor bush variety and grow on in large pots. You cannot over-water tomatoes - commercial ones are grown hydroponically - they love wet roots.

Bruscetta here you come.

(It's not the watering, it's the waterlogging that does in your mum's plants - if they were free draining , well lit and in a well ventilated place, there wouldn't be much of a problem.)

Well there we have it then, no need! I'm sure we shall find somewhere for them!
jamstaruk1972
even jails have windows

Why do both of you assume we MUST have windows?
I swear we have no 'windows'...
Instead we have two double sliding patio doors:

I apologise for the bad photos, they were taken quickly and on a BB 8900 Curve, thus the lens is fairly narrow.
Living Room:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-sjc1/hs438.snc3/25177_10150166211045173_792050172_11828758_5742573_n.jpg
Bedroom:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-sjc1/hs438.snc3/25177_10150166211065173_792050172_11828761_8110817_n.jpg

So :p
#25
I had imagined that you were thinking about starting a growing business in the cellar :w00t:
#26
WoolyM
I had imagined that you were thinking about starting a growing business in the cellar :w00t:


No cellar either...but we have a cupboard...:whistling:
Funnily enough this thread did actually start out as a bit of a joke, and on a 'business herb' subject as well!

Just unusually (maybe this is a parallel world) a thread has turned from a joke to quite serious!
1 Like #27
awoodhall2003
No cellar either...but we have a cupboard...:whistling:
Funnily enough this thread did actually start out as a bit of a joke, and on a 'business herb' subject as well!
Just unusually (maybe this is a parallel world) a thread has turned from a joke to quite serious!

Might be a first!

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii78/chesso_photos/awspatiodoorscopy.jpg

See you in the gardening thread.:thumbsup: Now, get on with that revision.:)
banned#28
awoodhall2003
Yeah I can imagine the M&S 20% is a killer!
But we are similar, if see a bargain we often pick it up!

Well last Tuesday we had our formal mortgage letter, our memorandum of sale has been issued, thus our exchange of contracts should complete w/c 10th, then 7 days (ish) after that we should have the keys in our hands...so as soon as 2weeks time! Although my last exam isn't until 25th, thus I won't be moving down till 26/27th...means the fiancee with her parents (as they offered their help) will be already moved in before I get there!

Last time we moved, although not our own place just rented, I had to do everything and pack it all up when we left, so I'm just making up for it this time!

So excited!


So happy for you.

Hope you and your fiancee have an amazing life there :thumbsup:
1 Like #29
chesso
Might be a first!

See you in the gardening thread.:thumbsup: Now, get on with that revision.:)

LOL! Pedantic...sounds about right, just people were implying I had windowsills :p

Depends on how we have the outlay done, but I do want at least a couple of plants in the building. We did have a yaka (probably spelt very wrong!) plant but 2 out of the 3 have died now...they did take some abuse, been moved property three times, been left over a month on several occasions without water etc.

I am doing revision now thank you...Divorce Law if you wish to know...I hate Divorce law!

DLM
So happy for you.

Hope you and your fiancee have an amazing life there :thumbsup:


Cheers, we shall do I'm sure of it! :-D
banned#30
awoodhall2003
LOL! Pedantic...sounds about right, just people were implying I had windowsills :p

Depends on how we have the outlay done, but I do want at least a couple of plants in the building. We did have a yaka (probably spelt very wrong!) plant but 2 out of the 3 have died now...they did take some abuse, been moved property three times, been left over a month on several occasions without water etc.

I am doing revision now thank you...Divorce Law if you wish to know...I hate Divorce law!

At least you will know if things go wrong for you:p

Cheers, we shall do I'm sure of it! :-D


Good stuff :thumbsup:
#31
DLM
Good stuff :thumbsup:


Half the reason I hate Divorce Law, or at least in this country is there is little in the way that encourages any reconciliation, also it is depressing to look at the statistics as well...but when reflected with life I just look at it as they only statistics, that doesnt mean my relationship is more or less likely to break down. Either way Nat and I have always sat down and talked about our problems, so even if it did come to divorce...need to be married first...I'm sure it would be a clean and fairly 'nice' break.

Then this afternoon I am doing Child rights, welfare and s8 orders...even more fun! (NOT)
banned#32
awoodhall2003
Half the reason I hate Divorce Law, or at least in this country is there is little in the way that encourages any reconciliation, also it is depressing to look at the statistics as well...but when reflected with life I just look at it as they only statistics, that doesnt mean my relationship is more or less likely to break down. Either way Nat and I have always sat down and talked about our problems, so even if it did come to divorce...need to be married first...I'm sure it would be a clean and fairly 'nice' break.

Then this afternoon I am doing Child rights, welfare and s8 orders...even more fun! (NOT)


Sounds like you have a good relationship.

Most things can be talked through.

We are exactly the same :thumbsup:
#33
DLM
Sounds like you have a good relationship.

Most things can be talked through.

We are exactly the same :thumbsup:


Best way to be, we have never actually had a 'shouting match' we had shouted in anger/annoyance at each other, but it is usually one way, and thus never turns into an argument. Thus we just give the other one the space they need, usually for a matter of minutes, sometimes hours, then we usually feel guilty and hate the tension and talk about what is bothering each other.
I'll agree that we don't always see eye to eye on matters, but often we do, I can we settle to agree to disagree on most things if need be as well...damn it would be boring if we both had exactly the same outlook and opinions!
banned#34
awoodhall2003
Best way to be, we have never actually had a 'shouting match' we had shouted in anger/annoyance at each other, but it is usually one way, and thus never turns into an argument. Thus we just give the other one the space they need, usually for a matter of minutes, sometimes hours, then we usually feel guilty and hate the tension and talk about what is bothering each other.
I'll agree that we don't always see eye to eye on matters, but often we do, I can we settle to agree to disagree on most things if need be as well...damn it would be boring if we both had exactly the same outlook and opinions!


We are all individuals and have different pasts and experiences.

Good luck with your future :thumbsup:
#35
DLM
We are all individuals and have different pasts and experiences.

Good luck with your future :thumbsup:


Exactly, although we have been together since we were 16! Thus not much 'life' previous, at least for her as she cared for her disabled brother a lot. Whereas my first nightclub experience was on my 15th birthday...back in the days of no look 21/25, older mates, and them knowing bouncers!

Cheers, and best of luck spending all your money using 20% off at M&S...oh and life! :thumbsup:
banned#36
pass me the sick bucket, please


got no ideas on plants and stuff but best of luck in your new home :thumbsup:
banned#37
awoodhall2003
Exactly, although we have been together since we were 16! Thus not much 'life' previous, at least for her as she cared for her disabled brother a lot. Whereas my first nightclub experience was on my 15th birthday...back in the days of no look 21/25, older mates, and them knowing bouncers!

Cheers, and best of luck spending all your money using 20% off at M&S...oh and life! :thumbsup:


I have had too much life, I am 35 and started dating my fella when I was 31 and he was 24.

His life has been far more settled then mine.

Going to M&S in a bit to get the £10 meal deal and my fella's lunches for work.

Have a great day :thumbsup:
#38
sassie
pass me the sick bucket, please


got no ideas on plants and stuff but best of luck in your new home :thumbsup:

LOL! Cheers. :thumbsup:

DLM
I have had too much life, I am 35 and started dating my fella when I was 31 and he was 24.

His life has been far more settled then mine.

Going to M&S in a bit to get the £10 meal deal and my fella's lunches for work.

Have a great day :thumbsup:

I'd love some M&S Brown Rolls please! My life has been far from settled, my fiancee cant comprehend why I have no quarms moving or how I dont find it stressful. But this is because before we moved in together she had only ever lived in two houses from the age of 0-19 then at 19 she moved in with me, at 20 we moved to london, then i had to move back to coventry (50% here, 50% london) and now were moving again...so in the last 3 years she would have moved 3 times!

Whereas me I turn 23 this year (sept) and by then I would have moved 23 times! :-D
Thus moving does not bother me to the slightest!
banned#39
awoodhall2003
LOL! Cheers. :thumbsup:


I'd love some M&S Brown Rolls please! My life has been far from settled, my fiancee cant comprehend why I have no quarms moving or how I dont find it stressful. But this is because before we moved in together she had only ever lived in two houses from the age of 0-19 then at 19 she moved in with me, at 20 we moved to london, then i had to move back to coventry (50% here, 50% london) and now were moving again...so in the last 3 years she would have moved 3 times!

Whereas me I turn 23 this year (sept) and by then I would have moved 23 times! :-D
Thus moving does not bother me to the slightest!


We have talked about it before.

Gypsies are us :lol:
#40
DLM
We have talked about it before.

Gypsies are us :lol:


Ah yes I remember now! And I lived in Southern Ireland for a while as well...not to help the gypsy statement, and have family there!

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