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Herb Garden extension #1

Friday, 21 Oct 11 Cloudy 26°C / 79°F

Added some more soil to the herb garden, and planted out a heap more plants, including the first home grown seedlings for Calendula and Sweet Basil. Sweet Basil is a little small still, but only 4 cells went out, from the 16 we have, so plenty spare if needed.

I decided the front row should be the Thymes, which should fall nicely over the edge, and will take the brunt of the afternoon sun, which they can hopefully handle. The Calendula’s are at the back, catching the morning sun, so I hope they’ll grow big and make a nice protective border there, and the moisture lovers i’ve tried to cluster in the middle so hopefully they’ll have the least evaporation.

This is the smallest and thirstiest plants we’ve put out so far, so will need to keep an eye on them, and keep the water up. Hopefully the Cyprus mulch will help. It certainly gives it an attractive appearance, but it’s a little expensive.

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Day 31

Sweet Basil (divided)

Ocimum basilicum

Day 15

Thyme 'Orange'

Thymus fragrantissimus

Day 15

Thyme 'Woolly'

Thymus pseudolanuginosus

Day 15

Thyme 'Pink Chinz'

Thymus praecox

Day 15

Thyme 'Wild'

Thymus serpyllum

Day 15

Thyme 'Silver Lemon'

Thymus citriodorus

Day 15

Thyme 'Variegated Lemon'

Thymus citriodorus

Day 15

Thyme 'Silver Posy'

Thymus vulgaris

Day 15

Thyme 'Lemon'

Thymus vulgaris

Day 15

Thyme 'Pizza'

Thymus vulgaris

Day 15

Sage "Honeymelon"

Salvia officinalis

Day 2

Mint 'Ginger'

Mentha x gentilis

Day 2

Sage 'Tricolour'

Salvia officinalis

Day 15

Sage "Pineapple"

Salvia elegans

Day 15


Stevia rebaudiana

Day 1

Apple Mint

Mentha suaveolens

Day 15

Lime Balm

Melissa officinalis

Day 27

Calendula 'Maayan Orange'

Calendula officinalis

Day 15

Thyme 'White Flowering'

Thymus serpyllum var. albus


  • Dalinz

    Dalinz wrote:

    Yep we did well this morning :)

    Posted on 22 Oct 11 (over 3 years ago)

  • TeresaGreen

    TeresaGreen wrote:

    wow – that looks fantastic, what a great collection and what a huge herb garden – v. envious, nice work

    Posted on 23 Oct 11 (over 3 years ago)

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