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    Yes! Subbing! Every time I've tried to grow herbs they die. I thought they were supposed to be easy but I am at a loss! I spent so much money setting up a potted veggie garden once and got some veggies but then it all died too! It's not easy.

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    We kill everything but have managed to grow mint, parsley, rosemary, thyme, oregano (all super, super easy), coriander and basil (both a bit harder) and dill (goes nuts and I wouldn't bother again because we don't use enough). I'm trying to get basil again, Thai basil and mint but the puppy and 3 year old keep digging in the dirt. I grow them all in separate pots that sit on my deck. They escape frost, get a bit of sun and a bit of rain, plus I water them and feed them.

    I'm also going to attempt lemongrass and maybe a chilli bush.

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    Lemon grass is a really hardy plant so quite easy to grow. We bought ours at the market quite small and it's now well over 1m. The chilli bush is easy too, just make sure it has a good size pot. Ours got root bound and nearly died on us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Google square foot garden - that's what DH built for us a few years ago and its wonderful! This year I have : Basil, mint, thyme, coriander, chives , parsley and oregano - usually coriander hates me but so far so good this time! The rest ive never had a problem with, we used seedlings and I have planted an organic garlic bulb which should be great when it starts to grow!!
    Wow that's a great idea!

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    You could build a herb spiral http://themicrogardener.com/4-step-g...a-herb-spiral/ it works on the principle of planting according to each herb water and sun requirements.

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    I kill pretty much everything (I can't even keep a lemon tree alive for long!) but have managed to grow herbs in pots easily. EXCEPT mint, which I planted in the ground because apparently it takes over everything and I wanted lots for my summer mojitos, but for some reason it just doesn't take off! It stays alive, but doesn't spread grrrr.

    Also rosemary, another ones thats meant to be really easy, I just can't get it to take off. Lucky our neighbour has a plant right next to the footpath hehehe.

    And coriander- as others have mentioned doesn't love summer and mine goes to seed almost immediately. Does anyone have any suggestions about this? I'm in Melb.

    The ones I do grow well are thyme, oregano, parsley, chives and basil. I have found basil easy, and mine self seeded last summer which was great. Otherwise I buy seedlings.

    Also cherry tomatoes (or other small grape varieties) I have been able to grow easily and cos lettuce.

    Our local rotary market has great seedlings really cheap so worth looking around if theres something like that near you.

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    Thank you for all if your responses! Just wondering what "going to seed" means?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annabella View Post
    And coriander- as others have mentioned doesn't love summer and mine goes to seed almost immediately. Does anyone have any suggestions about this? I'm in Melb.
    You could try "Mexican" coriander or look out for "slowbolt" coriander.

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