Re: Herb Garden

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Posted by Newt on November 05, 2002 at 22:41:17:

In Reply to: Herb Garden posted by Eric on October 27, 2002 at 20:54:04:

: I live in Eastern Washington and have a little herb garden growing in a large pot. I brought it in for the winter (It's beginning to freeze at night) and it is all turning brown. I keep it near a window where it recieves plenty of sunlight. It is recieving just as much water as it used to outdoors. The basil is still ok, but the chives, cillantro, and parsely have started dying. How can I save them? Thanks for your help!

Hi Eric,

Well, it could be more than one thing, but the part I find curious is that the basil is unaffected as basil is quite tender. The chives are a perennial and can be left outside. The parsley is a biennial and can also be left outside. It will go to seed next year and die. The cilantro and basil are tender annuals.

The browning could be caused by overwatering. Wait until the top inch of the soil is dry to water. Don't allow water to sit in the saucer for more than an hour.

Aother possibility is that you brought them inside after a frost or after you had turned on the heat. To get plants adjusted to the indoors, they should be brought inside before the heat is turned on. If you have to do it after the heat is turned on, keep in the coolest place possible for a week until the plants can adjust to their new climate.

Hope this has helped,
Newt

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