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    MODS!! who keeps closing the gardening threads??


    Please, who keeps deciding to close these threads? I have found useful info, like the stuff re disabledgardeners but can't ask questions or give advice cuz they are CLOSED....aaaaargh!!!!
    disabled ppl love gardens....but heck give us room to comment.

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    Hi Reddevine maybe you could help me ?

    I,m not exactly what you'd call green fingered (more like black finger of death ) only house plants but they seem to die on me bought baby bio and stuff even tried talking to em (maybe I bored them to death ) anyhoo want to try and grow some herbs on my kitchen window sill but a bit unsure of what type would be easiest any ideas ?

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    I'm the kiss of death to house plants usually but herbs on the windowsill are usually easy peasy. Have to say, i cheat and buy the ones from the supermarket and then keep em going. Basil is pretty good, you can use it in salads, on pasta, in cooking and give it sun and water and it will be your friend. Chives too, cuz you can cut em down and they grow again. Stirred in cottage cheese. Depends on your garden, house, conservatory whatever you've got reallly.

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    We have opened the last couple of threads, however our system automatically closes threads that are over 6 months old. Sorry for any inconvenience. Regards, DLF Admin

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    Each summer I grow various types of basil on my kitchen window sill. I grow from seed as it's cheaper and more satisfying. You do need plenty of light though.

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    I do grow from seed with other things. But I do need help with the whole setting things up....lifting pots, etc is beyond me, but hey my heart is still in it, even if I have to pay a gardener now.

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    Hi guys gonna start with basil then as it sounds easy

    I'm not into growing things as I just fail but I have a digestive disease and tend to have a lot of soups and putting different herbs in to them stops it getting boring

    and I shop online and the fresh herbs they send tend to look half dead already so I will give growing my own a bash

    thanks xx

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    Growing basil is easy, be careful not to start too many seeds, half a dozen will be plenty of plants. Sow 12 and when they are a couple of inches high pick out the weakest 6 and bin them...Seems cruel maybe, but you dont want to spend time nursung sick plants for a season.
    Basil likes conditions much like tomatoes.....In fact I grow them in the same pot.
    One tom that is especially suitable for windowsill growing is "Tiny Tim", it has tiny sweet fruit, grows no more than 18" and is quite happy in a 4 to 6" pot. They have a longer season than most and are not so prone to cold ( but not draughts) and with care you can keep these cropping right up to Christmas.

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    getting rather excited about it now and defiantly going to try is coriander easy too ? love carrot and coriander soup

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    Well finally managed (me and the new electric wheelchair to get to wilko's for seeds, then today opened a box from last year....*ooh look! MORE seeds"..........so will wait, get hold of gardener and /or b'friend and i've got some jobs for him.
    Just need this bush hacking near the back gate, severely hampering my getting-out-the-back-gate-while-avoiding-shed-door-moves...

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