I did it again!

Discussion in 'Herb Gardening' started by marlingardener, May 3, 2023.

  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Happy

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    I planted too many herbs, again! When I start herbs I always count on a few not germinating, not surviving transplanting. I should have learned from experience . . . .
    I harvested more herbs today, and found that two of the basil stems I had in water on the windowsill (thinking they would be used fresh or for garnish) have roots. I really hadn't planned on more basil, but basil is like garlic--no such thing as too much.
    The rosemary that I cut back hard has bushed out and is bigger than ever. At least the sprigs on the windowsill that are destined to be put under the skin of a roast chicken haven't developed roots.
    Does anyone else plant too much of something and end up with a plethora of plants? Please tell me I am not alone:smt107.
     
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  3. Melody Mc.

    Melody Mc. Young Pine

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    ....I always plant too many peppers - because I'm worried they won't grow. I used to have a lot of problems with them. Four years ago we had to erect a second temporary green house to house them, the "pepper shack". I'm trying to have a little self control this year. :rolleyes: I just counted..only 15.......ermmmmm. Shoot - I didn't think there were that many. :scheming:
     
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    Well Melody, sometimes avid gardeners just get carried away. Self control, gardening, oxymoron!:whistling:
     
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    Yes i get carried away with the flower seeds, especially the snapdragons. In the past i lose a few from pricking out but this year I've got it right.
    I've got a lot of lupin plants, i had so many i had to be ruthless and throw some out.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I am in this club as well. I do not call it reckless or excessive…I call it good gardening practice.
     
  7. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    @Logan SHOCK! Toss them? Such self control. I just keep sticking them in the ground and then start passing them on to neighbors and strangers.:snicker::snicker::snicker:
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I plant too much of everything every year. I get great joy in sharing :)
     
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    I don't have neighbours to give to who would want them and my friends as well.
    I haven't got room for all of them, i kept the best ones.
     
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