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 Posted By: Mrs. Chipotle 
Jul 31  # 1 of 39
I have a little garden in the backyard where I have grown herbs for a few years now. It's pretty overgrown though; I am bad about taking care of it. I do have some chives, rosemary and mint.

What I really should do is plant some herbs in pots so they don't go so crazy.
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 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Jul 31  # 2 of 39
That's what I do. The pots are so much easier! I have a couple that I call "flying saucers" that are about 3 feet wide and only about 8 inches deep and those are great for parsley. I cut it down and it keeps growing so I have plenty of parsley for the freezer and plenty more to dry. Basil goes into regular clay pots and dill and oregano go into the larger, deeper pots. This year I am going to try garlic again. I tried it about 15 years ago but shortly after planting it we had to throw away the dirt in the crocks because of a train derailment and chemicals released in the air. I had to get rid of all my good dirt that I had in my pots after that.
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 Posted By: Traciray 
Aug 2  # 3 of 39
Nope, I don't have a green thumb at all. So I'm a slave to buying them at my local farmers market.
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 Posted By: r8rpwr 
Aug 2  # 4 of 39
I am not so good at growing anything green (flowers, plants, veggies, herbs, you name it). However, I need to give it another try. Herbs are expensive at the store and it seems like I never use up the package. I hate wasting them.
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 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Aug 3  # 5 of 39
I never thought I would be able to grow herbs. My first attempt was with parsley. I bought a pack of seeds and because I didn't know how successful I would be, I dumpled them in a large flower pot. This way if they didn't grow or if I did something wrong I could always buy a floral plant and plant it in place of parslry.

To my surprise - I had parsley. And it looked as if I had known what I was doing - LOL! To use it, I would cut it down and to my surprise it grew right back. That year I had quite a bit of parsley and it gave me the confidence I needed to grown basil, dill, chives, etc.

If anyone wanted to try growing their own - I would suggest starting with parsley - it was very easy.
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