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Herbs at your fingertips

December 6, 2018 Filed under Gardening in small spaces, Growing herbs

I like to be able to cut herbs quickly and easily, and on wet days I prefer not to get too wet!.

So I have a hanging basket outside my kitchen window filled with basil.  I put a lettuce plant in the centre for a bit of interest.  In this way I had basil to hand all summer last year.  I also have a window box with parsley.  This year I will be planting chives and flat leaf parsley along with the curly leafed parsley.

I can reach out the window with scissors and cut whatever herb I want or cut a lettuce leaf or two.

 

Flowering baskets

March 2, 2012 Filed under Soul food

I love my flowering, hanging baskets. I have them outside my house and they welcome me home with their bright cheeriness.

If you want to do the same, buy a 350mm wire basket, some best-quality potting mix, a bag of sphagnum moss and 24 seedlings in punnets (6 per punnet).

I do 3 rounds of 6 plants in the sides and 6 plants in the top.

I prefer to use one or two flower varieties so that the baskets look quite even when the plants grow.

Water them well, every other day.

Ann's hanging basket

The accompanying photo is of a basket 5 weeks old.

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