Dying Herb Garden
conradr at gpu.utcc.utoronto.ca
Sun Jul 10 11:34:33 EST 1994
In article <8JUL94.14311775 at robin.sunnybrook.utoronto.ca>,
<krystyne at robin.sunnybrook.utoronto.ca> wrote:
>Hey, hey! It's me again with another dumb question.... I have a herb
>garden sitting in my boyfriend's windowsill. It receives light from the west,
>so it only really sees light for about two hours a day. In this herb
>garden I have: Lemon Thyme (yeah, I finally found some!), Camomille, Garlic,
>Lemon Basil, Spearmint, Garlic Chives, Lavendar and last but not least
>Greek Oregano. I've put them all kinda beside eachother in a "balcony-
>window ledge" type of pot (you know the kind that attaches to a balcony
>railing) and the size of it is approximately 2 and a half feet by 3/4 of
>a foot. Now the reason as to why they are not doing well? Hmmm, could
>it be because some of them require more light than others or could it be
>that the herbs need more room (per plant) in which to grow. Should I
>have potted them separately? But, I've seen herb garden pots and most
>of them are in a kit form and are really small. These silly kits supply
>you with at least 8 to 10 different herbs..... So what the heck am I
>doing wrong. It seems like I have no luck this year with my green thumb,
>to me every day it seems more and more like a green 'stick it' fingrer
>What the hell is a fingrer anyways?
> By the way the herbs that are doing crappy are; the Spearmint and the
>Greek Oregano (which I was told will grow like a weed). Oh well.
You need a minimum of four hours of direct sunshine a day, preferably more.
If you can't provide more natural light, consider supplementing with
artificial light. Wide spectrum or blue-red lights are the best, but even
standard cool white fluorescent and incandescent (together) will do.
(Direct inquiries about herbs to: 71550.3411 at compuserve.com)
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