Rosemary lavender and parsley

Marie2020

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My potted parsley plant is fading away and I have two small lavender plants and 1 one old lavender that could do with a perk up plus my parsley has to be repotted there barely any green left on it.

I would really appreciate a little advice on any feed and soil suggestions on all three. Keeping all of them in pots as I don't know what's happening with my accommodation and don't want to plant in the garden for now.
My rosemary has survived three winter's, one winter being the beast from the east and I've managed to get a good cutting from it which is really healthy and want to keep it that way.

Hiding in shame for not knowing, blush :hide
 

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i don't have any experience with rosemary. i've only grown parsley once or twice and not from seeds so not really much experience with that, but we do have many hundreds of lavender plants. none of them grown in containers.

because of our wet climate we do perch them up higher so they have more drainage than they would have otherwise, but that is all we do for them. every several years we replant a garden using starts that pop up in the surrounding mulch or gardens. we always have more than we can possibly use.

they don't seem to die very easily even with our sometimes pretty hard winters. not much eats them, purple flowers, will be happy in full sun, very bee friendly, so they work for us.
 

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I have the 3 but have quite a different climate and grow very few things in containers. I will just make a limited comment on 2.

Parsley is generally thought of as a biennial. It is kind of a strange one but I grow it every year and don't save seeds from the plants. So, I'm growing parsley as an annual. Seed is sown indoors - early - each year.

I have found rosemary fairly easy to start from cuttings. The older plant has been saved by bringing it into the unheated greenhouse each winter and covering it in there during outdoor temperatures of 10°C, or colder.

The books tell us to take cuttings during the fall but I have never done that. With rooting hormone, I can have small rosemary plants spring-started through the first year and "insurance."

;) Steve
 

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Thanks too you both for your replies. :)
 

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I love Fisher fertilizer for indoor plants. 2 tablespoons per gallon of water and apply every 2 weeks. Make sure to let the top of the soil dry before you water and you may want to lift the plant up and make sure it's not root bound. If it is root bound than transplant to bigger pot.
 

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I love Fisher fertilizer for indoor plants. 2 tablespoons per gallon of water and apply every 2 weeks. Make sure to let the top of the soil dry before you water and you may want to lift the plant up and make sure it's not root bound. If it is root bound than transplant to bigger pot.
I have not come across Fisher fertiliser but will look this up.

I came across an interesting clip the other day where a man dropped sardines in the soil before planting his vegetables,, he said it was an old 8Indian method. The fertiliser you mentioned reminded me.

Thank you for you advice.
Thanks also @ninnymary
 

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i don't have any experience with rosemary. i've only grown parsley once or twice and not from seeds so not really much experience with that, but we do have many hundreds of lavender plants. none of them grown in containers.

because of our wet climate we do perch them up higher so they have more drainage than they would have otherwise, but that is all we do for them. every several years we replant a garden using starts that pop up in the surrounding mulch or gardens. we always have more than we can possibly use.

they don't seem to die very easily even with our sometimes pretty hard winters. not much eats them, purple flowers, will be happy in full sun, very bee friendly, so they work for us.
We have an outdoor lavender plant that requires 0 attention other than watering once or twice in the summer! It keeps growing larger and smells wonderful! I've never grown parsley. I have grown rosemary and it always did well until winter. (I didn't grow the hardy variety.)
 

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Here is mine.
 

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