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growing herbs?

kseiverd | Jul 8, 2013 11:08 AM

Fully intended to put plants IN the ground but never got around to clearing the patch I planned to use... was either too rainy/wet, too buggy, or too hot... I'm not good at that!

So I have several very happy herbs in nice roomy pots right outside my front door. Several were rescued from school greenhouse when nobody claimed them at the end of school. Some are ones I was successful in NOT killing over winter indoors. A few were purchased.

This is what I have:

2 small bay trees (giviing one to sister soon)
basil (regular and purple)
flat-leaf parsely
and ??? a few more that can't recall right now.

I know to pinch back basil & not let it flower. I let chives flower and use in salads. I know some like an occasional "haircut"... to promote more/thicker growth. Thought I killed one of the bay trees when I totally forgot about it in a rarely used room. A nice long soak did NOT revive it, so I just kept cutting till I hit green in the branches and it did make a comeback.

If I scalp the chives, will they come back? Any herbs that really enjoy a summer buzz cut?

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