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Mon 19-Jan-15
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graceymacy

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I have an old wicker laundry basket which I think will make a lovely herb planter, last year I grew Corriander which amazed me but the Basil I planted kept 'bolting' has anyone else had any success growing herbs and if so what? Brittany I think is like Cornwall but with more sunshine so some of the more delicate ones I may have a problem with, love the smell and taste of Basil but doesn't seem to like me!

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I grow basil in a pot on my kitchen windowsill.....I simply buy a growing herb pot from the supermarket each Spring and keep it throughout the summer months.  By pinching (and using!) the tips out, it keeps it nice and bushy and I've never had a problem with it bolting.  Like you, I just love the smell of basil.

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I grew basil from seed and never had a problem with it bolting , but like Sue was continualy picking, I still have parsley and mint growing on the balcony. I found that by cutting the parsley when there was plenty and freezing or drying it , It never went to seed , just kept growing

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Despite the Weather, I have Parsley growing outside, that is the secret, continued pruning.

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I have flat leaf parsley growing all year round , last year I let it go to seed by mistake and today I've been outside trying to thin out the mass of parsley seedlings. Noticed the chives just starting to. Come through too.

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Wish I could get out and do that, but until they  clear all the Debris from the Ramp, can't chance it, as I walk with a 'Walker' Need to cut all my Mint and Parsley down,  I grow it, and lots of other things in Containers, all up the Ramp.

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Janet, that happened to me one year and it took for ever to get rid of all the seedlings.  You really do have to keep on top of it don't you?

I'll try that again!

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I had parsley go to seed once but luckily it was reasonably contained and I managed to harvest a few seeds to replant elsewhere. The real problem is the oregano which has spread to most of the garden now!

It's probably time to start thinking about planting herbs again. I need to look through what's left from my packs of seeds last year - I've definitely got basil and parsley which usually grows ok.

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I just planted coriander, sweet basil and chive seeds in pots in the kitchen. Will try and get more varieties going- already have mint, oregano, sage, thyme and bronze fennel growing in the garden.

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