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Hi! December 12, 2004 11:35 PM

Have any of you grown medicinal herbs? Most of my yard is in shade, so it will be difficult to find a sunny spot to grow them. I have tried several times to get lavender started. I will have to wait till spring to see if the latest try survives! I would like to get some rosemary also. I had some when I lived in AZ, but don't know if it would survive the winters here in NE. Hope to hear from some of you out there. HUGS! TrishG  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
YES December 13, 2004 12:50 AM

I've found lavender quite easy to grow here - doesn't need much water Our winters are fairly cold.Lots of frost-down to about -5C.Most herbs are very hardy and best left to their devices where possible. Hope this helps.By the way I'm from Australia. Good luck - Roz  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 December 28, 2004 1:26 AM

Dear Miss. Trish G., Lavender is a very finicky plant to start from seed. You are better off starting with either cuttings aka "Starts" or a fairly young plant in a good-sized container. I have several plants outside & mulch the heck out of 'em + protect them w/ a burlap screen after the 1st Frost out here in West PA; I also have 3 (now fairly large) containers in my SunRoom. If you can tell me a bit more about what kind of soil, how much shade, and what kind of Herbs you are looking for- I shall go through my books for you to help out. God Bless! Henry W. Roth  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Just wanted to say hi December 29, 2004 6:01 PM

HAVNT BEEN GARDENING, WE HAD A FREZZ BUT I COVERED ALL MY PLANTS AND I HAVE SOME ROSE BUDS COMMING IN , i TRIED TO PLANT LAVNDER TWICE AND BOUTH TIMES IT DIED. NO HOPE HERE , WE HAVE LOTS OF RAINE FALL AND OUR SOIL TO ALLWAYS DAM. I ALLSO LIVE CLOSE TO SWAMPS.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 December 29, 2004 7:39 PM

Since I have just moved into this house Labor Day Weekend, I am not sure how much sun I will have in different areas of my yard. I can hardly wait till spring! I may have to plant a lot of my garden in rsised beds or planter boxes, as I have no idea what chemicals have been used on the lawn. I will be sure to post here as soon as I know more, Henry. Thankyou for the offer! Where do you live? Merry S. You said that you live near a swamp! Where do you live? Have your tried planter boxes? Keeping the root ball above the ground water will keep them from drowning! If you live in an area that freezes tho', it also makes the roots exposed to freeze/thaw cycles that can be hard on them. I bought my lavender as a started plant this time, but I don't know if it will survive in the planter that I have it in. I SHOULD have wrapped it in insulation after it froze, but I didn't. sigh! So much for good intentions! Life gets busy sometimes! Hugs! Trish G (Looks outside...Yes, it's still winter here in Nebraska! Darn!)  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
My stu December 29, 2004 7:45 PM

My stupid question of the day!!! All I had to do was look at your profiles to see where you live. Duuuuh! LOL! Hugs again! Trish G  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
HI! January 03, 2005 12:07 AM

I'm brand new to this group but I think I've found some kindred spirits here. I love my garden plot out back behind my apartment. Have any of you grown chamomile plants? any advice?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
growing rosemary in NE January 03, 2005 1:05 AM

My mother grew many herbs in southern NH. The rosemary grew in an area that had morning sun. The plant never got very big. Rosemary doesn't survive NH winters. My mother had her rosemary planted in a pot that went into the garden in the summer and came inside for the winter. Both rosemary and lavender are sun lovers. I don't have any garden space now, but lots of indoor plants. I bought a few prennials late in season that never got planted. They are thriving on my window sill and one is getting ready to flower.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
know a little.... January 14, 2005 10:41 AM

*hi* I'm not new here, just haven't posted in awhile .I planted chamomile the yr. before last. I find they need a lot of sun and moisture to grow. When they are fully grown, they smell so good!!!! I would love 2 plant lavendar this year. The color and the smell is so nice. The effect from the smell of lavendar and chamomile are wonderful..... so soothing and relaxing!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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