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Beginner Vegetables: Pot Size For Herbs

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Easybake
Arlington, TX

May 11, 2012
9:18 PM

Post #9120549

Im trying to grow some herbs ( Cilantro,parsley and oregano)
I planted them in a plastic shoe box sized box full of potting soil.they came up fine and are about 3 inchs high but they have not got much bigger in the last 2 weeks.

How deep do the roots need to get? iv seen pictures of parsley and Cilantro and they get waist high.

Dean_W
Central Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 13, 2012
6:53 AM

Post #9121909

It's to late to grow Cilantro. It likes cooler weather and will just bolt.

I would at least put them in 2.5-5 gallon pots.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 13, 2012
7:05 AM

Post #9121926

I have Rosemary growing in a huge pot and it's been doing well for a few years. Some of my sage is in a pot, but the ones in the ground do much better. Mint I keep in a pot, because I know from past experience if I don't it will spread everywhere. I've never had luck growing any other herb in a pot. They do great in raised beds, though.
behillman
Plantersville, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 13, 2012
9:04 AM

Post #9122080

Does anyone know what jewelweed is? Its a weed, & I would like to find some to make a paste for my poison Ivy rash.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 13, 2012
5:43 PM

Post #9122510

Here you go, behillman:

http://www.altnature.com/jewelweed_photo_page.htm

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