Cultural Information - Knowledgebase Question

Vista, CA
Question by hogenesx
January 5, 2000
I'd like to receive cultural information on the
following herbs:
Basil, Genovese and sweet
Catnip
Chives, common
Dill, common
Marjoram, sweet
Mint, spearmint
Oregano, Greek
Parsley, plain
Rosemary
Sage, common
Thyme, common


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Answer from NGA
January 5, 2000

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new plants will sprout in the garden the following spring.
Rosemary is one of those easy-care perennial shrubs that grows best in full sunshine and average, well-draining soil. Rosemary produces attractive flowers and aromatic leaves. Cut the tips of the shoots back to keep the plant bushy.
Sage likes light, well-drained soil, and full sun to light shade. Plants are hardy perennials with woody stems, and pebbly-looking leaves. Harvest the leaves at any time during the growing season and clip the shrub back each spring to encourage new stems and flowers.
Thyme thrives in light, dry, well-drained soil in either full sun or part shade. This is one of the least demanding herbs you can grow. Harvest the leaves before flowers appear, or cut the entire plant down to about 2" from the ground and it will regrow.

For additional information on growing and harvesting herbs, Rodale's Encyclopedia of Herbs is an excellent resource. (The ISBN# is 0-87857-699-1)

Good luck with your new herb garden!
new plants will sprout in the garden the following spring.
Rosemary is one of those easy-care perennial shrubs that grows best in full sunshine and average, well-draining soil. Rosemary produces attractive flowers and aromatic leaves. Cut the tips of the shoots back to keep the plant bushy.
Sage likes light, well-drained soil, and full sun to light shade. Plants are hardy perennials with woody stems, and pebbly-looking leaves. Harvest the leaves at any time during the growing season and clip the shrub back each spring to encourage new stems and flowers.
Thyme thrives in light, dry, well-drained soil in either full sun or part shade. This is one of the least demanding herbs you can grow. Harvest the leaves before flowers appear, or cut the entire plant down to about 2" from the ground and it will regrow.

For additional information on growing and harvesting herbs, Rodale's Encyclopedia of Herbs is an excellent resource. (The ISBN# is 0-87857-699-1)

Good luck with your new herb garden!

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