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    Pot Gardening

    I am confined to pots because I live in an apartment. I will be moving at the end of may and should be able to put some things into the earth . So far both the lemon thyme and the rose thyme are looking happy, my chives are up, the oregino came back but is still tiny. The basil is coming allong well and the heliotrope and boneset are looking great. I did not know that you have to dry boneset leaves or they can make you sick. I have a three year old who love to pick herb leaves and eat them. I should have picked up colstfoot or maidenhair instead. I have told her several times that that and the heliotrope are not for eating but I am still kind of worried.
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    LB, I feel your pain!

    Not only am I confined to pot gardening as well, but I have a small balcony that receives very little sunshine and so far, the only species that has survived is Kalanchoe.

    Kalanchoe is a succulent that can pretty much survive with very little sun and water, so that's not much of an achievement, is it?

    I used to have basil and it did pretty well, but it's an annual plant it is no more, it has ceased to exist...it is pushing up the daisies Perhaps I will get a new one because it smelled so good.

    I was also recently given two stunning primula plants which died as soon as I repotted them, probably due to "wet feet" or lack of sun

    Overall, my big dream is to have a garden one day. But if the conditions at my appartment were better for plants to grow, there are lots of beautiful species you can grow on pots, even veggies

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    Could try Square foot gardening. I have plenty of space so I can not personally vouch for it but here's a link http://www.squarefootgardening.com/

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    Blood Axis I recomend getting a globe (greek) basil because it is sooo easy to grow and produces so many yummy little leaves oregino is also a really easy plant for me. Just having them smell mice as I walk by makes me happy.

    I will be getting several types of herloom tomatoes as well but my mother is law is keeping them for me until I move. That is a neat gardening stlye but I will mostly stick to my pots.Unforunately my patio will only be about 4' x 8' and I like being able to walk out the patio door I I will not use all of it.
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    "Pot" gardening

    Whew. For a moment there, I thought that this thread had to do with the cultivation of marijuana. :O

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    Here's a couple of Yahoo! groups I have found to be very useful

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/plantsandflowers/

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/houseplantchat/


    The first one is not exclusively apout pot gardening, but member Sher (as in "Sher's Garden") kicks...grass!

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    I'm starting seeds for an indoor herb garden this week (calm yourself, Egil Skallagrimsson, these are culinary herbs ). Fresh chives are green gold.

    It's the unfortunate reality of living in a city until I can get land Out There.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edenkoben
    I'm starting seeds for an indoor herb garden this week (calm yourself, Egil Skallagrimsson, these are culinary herbs ). Fresh chives are green gold.

    It's the unfortunate reality of living in a city until I can get land Out There.
    We have have chives growing all over the place around our house.

    We just started a vegetable garden this past week. I can't wait :runaway Grow faster dammit!

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    At the current time, my outdoor gardens are flower/decorative gardens, and we grow no vegetables. However, inside we do keep various herbs (chives, parsley, basil, etc...) growing in pots for use with meal preperation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egil Skallagrimsson
    Whew. For a moment there, I thought that this thread had to do with the cultivation of marijuana. :O
    Steady on Egil lol................... you will have to go elsewhere to find out how to do it.
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