reply to post by kangajack
How do you suggest getting herbs to sprout like where should I plant them first?
So mint and rosemary should have there own dedicated gardens? How big will they grow?
What flowers do you suggest that attract bees and give the bees healthy honey, as one of my friends has his own hive and we are building a fair few
organic gardens around his farm.
What soil do you grow carrots in like what kind of manure or compost.
Is the ph level a big up in the watering of the plants?
If you're growing your herbs from seed, some take a month to come up. Rich warm soil, keep well watered. It might depend on your climate how well and
how fast they show. I'm in northern Canada, so my soil is cold at night. I have plans to build a small greenhouse one day...
Mint needs it's own spot because it spreads out and takes over. I have mine growing close to the house walls because I've heard it keeps spiders out.
I still have spiders though....
Rosemary doesnt spread, and if it gets too cold in the winter, it'll need protection. Winters where I am get to -40, so I always bring some inside in
a planter. It seems to grow differently in different climates, but I have found that it seems to like to be watered and sprayed daily.
Most other herbs just grow without too much fuss
Thymes are very hardy. Get some different kinds - they all flower slightly different.
Lemon thyme is really tasty on chicken, fish, potatoes.
For the bees, I would just make sure that the flowers are edible.
Honeysuckle or other sweet flowers would be nice. Wild roses too
I've heard that manure makes carrots hairy, I don't have very much experience with them yet though. Soft soil so they don't grow too stubby. My last
years soil was awful - clay like - and the carrots were very hard to pull out.
I need to fix my whole garden.
My tomatoes did great. When harvesting, I cut off the top so they're flat, and freeze them on cookie sheets, then into bags. The peels come off easy a
minute after being put in boiling water, then use as you would canned tomatoes.
Not sure about ph levels, I'm still learning there too.
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