||[Apr. 6th, 2008|09:09 pm]
Hullo, herb people!|
I'm attempting to make a comprehensive herb file, mainly because I'm getting some large portable garden beds soon and repotting all my herbs. At the moment, everyone's in seperate little pots, which isn't ideal as they can't get established and therefore, if they get damaged or bugs attack or whatever, it's less likely they'll survive it. Also it keeps them small, and I'd rather large, healthy plants I wouldn't worry about using a bit more in my cooking without taking too much from the plant.
I thought of companion planting everyone, since it'll be two or three large beds as opposed to individual pots. So I'm after the ideal planting and care conditions for quite a few herbs, everything from how much sun to the soil ph levels, whether they like furtilizer or they're the sort of plant that can't tolerate it, if they do what sorts of furtilizers, how big they can grow and what other sorts of herbs they can be planted with companionably. Everything possible to care for the herbs individually. At the moment, my garden consists of :
Yarrow, lemonbalm, thyme, oregano, chamomile, lavender, spearmint, strawberry, asparagus, mugwort, fennel, spinach, caraway, tarragon, chilli, blueberry, basil, lemongrass, bay, chives, leek, elderflower, angelica, parsley, dandelion, arrowroot, licorice, marigold, marjoram, feverfew, corriander, celeriac, laksa leaf, stevia, mushroom plant, fern, rue, wormwood, lemonbalm liqueur, lemon verbena, sage, holly, houttyunia, catnip, rasberry, blackberry, comfrey, valerian, pineapple sage, juniper, ivy, mint, chicory, lovage, chocolate mint, winter savoury, rocket, rosemary and horseradish.
If any of you good folks have any tips on the conditions that any of these herbs love, it would help me out raising them heaps!
- x-posted to herbalmagick