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By Solada

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

I am planning to grow some herbs in a long pot.Which are best as I have read some are best planted alone.

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I've got a long trough with chives, flat leaf parsley, rosemary and mint all doing well. You could plant some sage. However I did try corriander but the slugs had a field day. I now grow basil and corriander in pots from seed in my mini greenhouse. I think the more tender herbs grow best alone.

28 Jun, 2015


Rosemary will be a purely temporary visitor in a trough situation - its a shrub and it needs a pot to itself. Mint is highly invasive and is likely to take over the whole pot eventually. Thyme, sage, oregano/marjoram, parsley will be fine in the same pot, though you may need to remove and split the oregano after a year or two. Fennel needs to be in the ground really, it likes a deep root run - bay obviously becomes a tree, so will need a pot to itself. Annual herbs such as Dill and Basil will be fine mixed in the trough with others, if there's enough room.

28 Jun, 2015


Thank you both of you.

6 Jul, 2015

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