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Herbs [Nov. 18th, 2008|03:30 am]
Herb Gardens

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[sunniegreen]
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I live in a very cold climate (To me, at least, as a native Californian), so the plants that are outside most of the summer come inside the apartment in the winter. We get decent sun before the afternoon but after that it gets pretty shady. I mostly have ferns, for this reason. However I've managed to keep a chive plant pretty happy and I miss having herbs. Any suggestions for herbs (or other edible goodies) that might work in a situation such as this?
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[User Picture]From: witchywaze
2008-11-18 12:24 pm (UTC)
What zone do you live in....it will help when giving advice.

This map may help. http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/hzm-ne1.html
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[User Picture]From: sunniegreen
2009-04-09 04:58 am (UTC)
I've had trouble figuring out our zone. We are in NC now, but high in the mountains, so it is colder than the majority of what I know of NC's climates.
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[User Picture]From: sunniegreen
2009-04-09 05:08 am (UTC)
http://www.ersys.com/usa/37/3707080/usda.htm

You inspired me to do some extra searching. 6a to 7a, apparently. Aka, damn chilly.
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[User Picture]From: katkin_girl
2009-04-01 04:54 pm (UTC)
rosemary is quite happy inside, as long as it sits on the windowsill. I've heard dusty miller is a shade loving plant, but I've never tried it inside.
Here, have a 'blanket'. :)
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[User Picture]From: sunniegreen
2009-04-09 05:02 am (UTC)
I've been having much better luck lately. Rosemary and/or lavender may be soon. I miss CA. Our backyard has two giant bushes of Rosemary and Lavender. Together they were about as big as our jacuzzi pool.
We actually had dusty miller as well. Interesting, I didn't know that was its name. It did pretty well in shade. Too much sun made it gangly. The flowers were actually quite pretty though.
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