Saturday, July 13, 2013

Growing MORE Herbs from Seeds (part 2)

Good morning to YOU!  Did you get a chance to read Part 1 of Growing Herbs from Seeds

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Growing MORE Herbs from Seed


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Did you enjoy our first Growing Herbs from Seed?  If you missed it and you'd like a copy just reply to this email with your request and we'll send it on over.  Enjoy!
Growing Borage from Seed
Sow seeds indoors on surface of soil.
*I gently push into soil*

Borage can be directly sown outdoors two weeks after the last spring frost. Prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil.   If you use Peat Pellets for seed-starting they might have a better chance of survival.

Divide every 3-4 years.

Companion plant for Tomatoes, Squash, Strawberries and more 
Growing Calendula from Seed
Calendula is easily grown from seed and may be sown directly in the garden from early spring on into summer, with plenty of time left to get a good harvest of flowers.

Tolerant of poor soils, calendula will grow in partial shade or full sun. The plant requires regular watering. Sometimes known as
"pot marigold," calendula is easily grown in pots on the doorstep or in window boxes. Ideal for children, the seeds are large and easily handled, and germination is almost assured even if planted by the inexperienced gardener.

Sow about ¼ inch deep and pat down the row. Keep weeded and thin to 6 inches to 1 foot apart. The first flowers are produced only 40 to 50 days after seed germination. 

Calendula is also a great  Companion Plant.  
Growing Feverfew from Seed
Germination: 7-14 days
Start seeds indoors in colder climates.

Transplant once first true leaves are developed. Give each plant around 8-12" of space once started and thin as needed. Feverfew will readily self-sow after going to seed.

Soil should be well-drained and moderate.  
From  Seed to Harvest is approximately 85 days.

Compact, spreading growth up to 3-feet tall with small yellow centered white daisylike flowers.

Feverfew is believed to aid digestion and lower blood pressure.  Long history of using leaves for fevers, menstrual cramps, and migraine headaches.
Growing Thyme from Seed
Thyme seeds are tiny. I recommend sprinkling over damp soil and then adding a fine layer over your seeds.
Plant thyme seeds in early spring about 6-8 seeds per "hole".  If planting in volume, mix sand with the seed to prevent overplanting.

Read about Companion Planting to get the best results in your herb and veggie garden.   Thyme deters cabbage worms!

Once your seedlings emerge, plant your Thyme no closer than 8 inches apart. Young plants should be set out in the garden in June, preferably in damp ground or just prior to rain.
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I hope you enjoyed this informational newsletter!
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April Tuell said...

Thank you so much for sharing your planting tips with Saturday Spotlight.
Have a great weekend and hope to see you again soon!

Angels Homestead

Ruth Cataldo said...

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