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I’ve been wanting to grow my own herbs for a while but just never got around to actually doing anything. So when we found these self watering pots, and it was quite cheap too we though why not.

As we already had a few herbs growing in other pots but not the ones I wanted, I picked Italian Parsley, Coriander, Thyme, Oregano Rosemary, and Sage.

I was quite excited to plant them and well forgot to read the directions on how to plant them and you’ll see what happens a bit lower down. We added a bit of Seasol as well to help with the growth.

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In the above image: Coriander (left) and Parsley (right), with Thyme growing (Top right) and a bit smaller too.

IMG_5190Sage is located to the bottom right of the above image
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I believe this was a month and a half after it was planted. Coriander grows quite quickly.

Rosemary also grew slowly, it’s between the Sage and Parsley but not very many sprouted.

Oregano was supposed to grow (Bottom left of the pot) but only after a month I looked at the package it came in and saw it was supposed to be planted just below the soil, same with the Rosemary and Thyme so that’s why they didn’t grow as plentiful as the rest.

Growing your own herbs is a great way to add just a pinch of freshness to any dish and I used Parsley for my Seafood Risotto, and it really added another depth of flavour to it so if you have the space, and just a small amount of time. It’s fun to watch them grow and you know where it came from without anything added to it.

 

 

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