Top Questions About Herb Container Gardening

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Questions About Herb Container Gardening

Asked by
JenC on
July 30, 2011

Q. Windowsill herb garden

Can I plant all types of herbs together in a window garden, or are there types that don’t like each other?

Answered by
Heather on
August 3, 2011
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It is best to plant herbs that have similar water needs together. For example, rosemary and sage both like consistently moist but not too wet soil and do well together. Basil like more water than they do, so normally does not grow well in the same container as sage or rosemary.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 21, 2011

Q. Time Of Year To Plant Herbs

I am not by far a gardener. I want to have an herb garden. I live in Mississippi, where it’s very hot and humid. What is the best time of year or best temperature to plant an herb garden in pots?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 22, 2011
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Spring is the best time, but with your warm weather, you can plant any time during warm weather, really. When groing herbs in pots, the only thing you really need to pay attention to is making sure they get enough water.

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Anonymous on
August 27, 2011

Q. Insect Removal of Container Herbs to Bring Indoors

I have started a small herb garden outside in containers and am concerned on how to remove insects from them. I plan to place them in the kitchen. Also, what method do you suggest for the same thing with house plants?

Answered by
Becca062 on
September 2, 2011
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Look them over well and use a soapy solution to treat any pests you find, rinse the next day if the herbs are for culinary use, more info here:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/using-pesticides-and-other-chemicals-on-your-houseplants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 17, 2011

Q. What Herbs Can Be Grown Together in Planters or Side by Side in the Garden?

I am looking for information on what herbs can be grown together in planters or side by side in the garden.

Answered by
Nikki on
October 17, 2011
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The best way to decide what you want to grow together is experimentation—just be sure they share the same growing requirements. But for starters, oregano works well with cilantro, parsley or basil, while basil works well with nearly anything—including thyme. It’s basically up to you.

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Asked by
moeraw on
March 17, 2012

Q. Are there specific herbs that can keep away insects such as flies, fleas etc

I want to create an indoor herb garden. I have a big problem with indoor pests, such as flies, roaches, fleas, spiders, etc. I want to do it the ‘green’ way without pesticides, as I have allergies to most insect sprays. Is there a possibility of creating a specific herb garden indoors to act as an insect deterrent?

Answered by
Heather on
March 18, 2012
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Rue is popular for this. It is not edible, but is considered to be a repellent for insects. Mint and marigolds will also help to deter them as well.

That being said, they will only help in the immediate area of where they are planted. It might be difficult to have them everywhere in your home.

You might try placing some garlic around. That will also help keep bugs away.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 10, 2014

Q. Container Herbs

I live in south central Wisconsin, zone 4, and have several types of herbs that are in containers growing in my basement for the winter. When can I take them outdoors? What is the lowest temperature they can tolerate?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 10, 2014
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You can put them outdoors after all threat of frost or freezing temps have passed in your area. This article will help determine the hardiness for plants in your zone: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/planting-zones/wisconsin-planting-zones.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 23, 2014

Q. Herb Seeds in Pots on Windowsill

Have sown herbs seeds in pots for windowsill. Do I cover them with cling film or leave them?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 23, 2014
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No, it is not necessary to cover the pots.

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