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Nozebleed
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:44 pm    Post subject: Undersowing Herbs in Greenhouse Reply with quote

Hi. What herbs would be suitable for the greenhouse? Im planning to undersow herbs between tomato & cucumber plants..im not sure how large herb plants grow..i was thinking oregano,basil,chives,corriander,parsley,sorrell and rocket might work..will these get out of hand? what else would be a good addition?


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Maeve Drogheda
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the past I have found that Oregano,sage and rosemary grow tall and will grow from year to year, which may not work. Under your tomatoes I would plant chives, basil, parsley, thyme,and rocket which can be used in salads during the summer.

Oregano grows quiet leggy if you do not keep using it, and it is also easy to dry out and use in cooking. My rosemary had grown in to a large bush but the winter did a lot of damage and I managed to save a large part of the bush.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey maeve!! did you grow herbs in bunches like you would in a pot? or did you designate a section of the greenhouse floor to each individual herb?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did grow the herbs in large clumps as you would in a pot. I have changed the way I grow herbs now and grow them all in pots and window boxes, and this year I plan to grow a lot a dry them for cooking.

Rosemary, sage and oregano don't need to be grown in large bunches they will grow big and strong anyway. By the way, they say that Rosemary grows where there is a strong woman in the house!!!!
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