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    Default potting plants

    I just potted some rosemary, thyme, mint and parsley for the first time.

    I hope I did it right - I loosened the roots, put it in a pot with fresh soil, added some sugar cane mulch and osmocote and watered it.

    Is this right? I don't have a green thumb at all!!

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    Make sure they get as much sun as possible!

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    If it's ever sunny in Sydney again, I will

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    What kind of pots? Teracotta absorb all the water and dry out the plant heeeeapppps quick (i learnt the hardway and lost strawbs and parsley )

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    they're just plastic planter box thingies. Cheapies from bunnings.

    Which ones are good?

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    The plastic ones are fine as long as they have holes in the bottom for drainage. Just water them every day and leave them in the sun

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    Im not an expert, i just know teracotta killed ours, so i definitely think the plastic are the way to go

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    Yep they have drainage holes. I really want my herbs to grow, I hate buying a bunch of parsley because it goes yuck before I've used it all, and I think dried herbs taste like blaaaah!


 

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