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Knoxville, TN 37916 (Zone 7a)
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Jan 22, 2017 8:05 PM CST
Hey guys! I recently got some plants/herbs from a farm market and was thinking of repotting all of my plants together. I did some research online but wasn't sure if I should put then in the same pot. (I want to reduce the number of pots as much as possible.) Also, I was also unsure if I should use self-watering planters for all of them since some of the plants require good drainage. Thank you. :)

1. mini roses (Rosa chinensis minima) in different colors - 18-inch self-watering window box
2. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), sage (Salvia officinalis), lemon verbena (Aloysia citrodora) and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) – 18-inch self-watering window box
3. Spearmint (Mentha spicata) and lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) – 10-inch (?) round self-watering planter
4. Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) and paperwhite (Narcissus papyraceus) - 18-inch self-watering window box
5. Avocado tree (Persea americana) and begonia (Begoniaceae) in separate 8/6-inch round self-watering planters.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jan 22, 2017 9:33 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Welcome!

'Self-watering' and 'fast draining' are not really compatible. I wouldn't put any plant in a self-watering pot, unless it was a plant that liked a lot of water.

Are these pots outside?

The roses can go in a pot together (but not self-watering). The avocado can go into a large pot alone as it will need some space. They turn into really big trees. You could plant the Narcissus and the Hyacinth around the avocado (they will be dormant for part of the year).

All the herbs can go together but, again, not a self-watering pot.

Hope this helps. Oh, begonia. What kind?

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Knoxville, TN 37916 (Zone 7a)
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Jan 26, 2017 2:32 PM CST
Thank you so much! The begonia is just a begonia - there was no specific name of it on the tag. But I took a picture of it.

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North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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Jan 26, 2017 2:46 PM CST
The only thing I would add is not putting the rosemary and lavender in the same pot. Both are so fragrant and I love them both. I just think if they're placed apart you'd get more bang for your buck, so to speak.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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Jan 26, 2017 6:32 PM CST
I would keep the Spearmint in it's own pot as it can be pretty aggressive.

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