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Aug 9, 2013 6:42 PM CST
|Very much like what I've been trying to tell my dh that I would like in the front garden. Now I have a video to show him. |
It's a great way to put many plants in a smaller area.
Very nice job, Trish!!
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Aug 9, 2013 7:48 PM CST
|Dave really gets all of the credit. He built it!|
I just get to play in it.
Aug 10, 2013 2:25 AM CST
|Great video Trish and Dave |
Thank you so much
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Aug 10, 2013 7:11 AM CST
Aug 10, 2013 4:33 PM CST
|Trish & Dave: Thanks so much for sharing the video of your Hugulculture Herb Spiral; great building Dave ... and great growing Trish! Everything looks wonderful! |
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Aug 10, 2013 6:55 PM CST
Aug 11, 2013 3:02 PM CST
|I couldn't hear this one very well and might have missed this, but I was looking for rosemary. Is it just above the chives on the east side @Trish ?|
Very nice video, too. Thank you.
Aug 11, 2013 4:44 PM CST
|We have actually killed two rosemary plants in this herb spiral and we currently have none growing in it.|
It's strange. They grow perfectly when they are abandoned in a sandy corner of the yard with no irrigation or special soil amendments. But in the comfortable spiral they always turn black and die.
Aug 11, 2013 5:11 PM CST
|I just killed one as well and am trying to figure out how I did it since usually they grow for years. Could have been last year's drought here but this was only its second year and it started out just fine in spring. So I don't know. It was dead before I realized it. It was a cutting so that might have had something to do with it, too. Your spiral is great!|
Aug 11, 2013 5:22 PM CST
|Thank you. |
Rosemary seems to like very dry and non-fertile conditions. At least, that's how it is for us. If we baby the plant, we will inevitably lose it!
Aug 11, 2013 5:44 PM CST
Just finished watching the video. Great growth in a great bed! Glad to see the spiral "in action"! Everything looks great; I could almost smell the herbs.
Your sage looks especially great and I have no doubt it went well with that wild boar sausage, Dave! I bet that was a fun project!
As for rosemary..baby it and it sulks; "benign neglect" seems to be what it prefers around here. It seems to really like to be high and dry for it to gain good growth and keep it growing.
What kind of thyme was that Trish mentioned? I have both the more prostrate/creeping thyme and "winter thyme", which grows more upright, but ya'lls thyme really seemed to have some nice tall growth and looked very full and lush.
Shoe (who also enjoyed the gardens/sights in the background...everything is lookin' good in Texas this year!)
Aug 11, 2013 7:01 PM CST
|Sharon- the creeping rosemary is what I've killed 2 of in the herb spiral. I don't know why it doesn't like that location. In TX, the regular rosemary grows absolutely enormous (4x5 or so), and would never fit in the spiral.|
Shoe- I have both kinds of thyme in the spiral, actually! I love the different textures of the different varieties
Aug 11, 2013 7:31 PM CST
|And that wild boar sausage was the very best sausage I've ever had in my life. It's true that wild hog is the very best pork you can get!|
Aug 11, 2013 7:33 PM CST
|I really enjoyed the video. to both of you. |
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Aug 12, 2013 2:01 PM CST
|I really enjoyed seeing the Herb Spiral in this video. Awesome build Dave!! Awesome tending Trish! to both of you!|
Aug 12, 2013 3:19 PM CST
|Thank you Pam. And|
Aug 12, 2013 3:25 PM CST