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Fresh Herbs Update

Pork Butt MikePork Butt Mike Posts: 2,584
edited 3:44PM in EggHead Forum
Planted Dec. 26
After three weeks.
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8 Weeks
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Around 12 Weeks
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Comments

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Morning Pork Butt, :laugh:
    Herbs are looking good, did you notice any difference in your electric bill??? :(
    Have you tried em and what do you think???

    Cheers,
    Bordello
  • Pork Butt MikePork Butt Mike Posts: 2,584
    As for the electric bill it's so high I have not been paying attation to it. LOL As for trying the herbs I been useing them a lot and there is a big difference in useing fresh. The biggest question is it worth spending the money. I don't think so. It was a gift at Christmas, and I would not personialy go out and buy one if this one broke tomorrow.
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Glad you're enjoying it and thanks for reading between the lines and answering my question. Maybe I will just build a small planter box and grow my try growing my own.

    Regards,
    Bordello
  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092
    Mike,

    That's really great! I've gotta ask my father to let me know if he spots another one of those lights. I mentioned to you before that he's got one that he uses for the plants he and my mother have at their place. Beats paying $2 for some bagged herbs for which you may only use a few teaspoons worth.
  • Pork Butt MikePork Butt Mike Posts: 2,584
    Hey Mike what you can do with your left over herbs is put them in a zip lock bag and freeze them. So you don't have to throw them away. Thats what i do and they do keep a lot better that way.
  • mojopinmojopin Posts: 200
    Mike,

    They are looking great! I didn't buy mine either, I used the points from a credit card, but I'm on my 3 package of seeds and I love it. I don't think I'd 'buy' one for myself either though.

    The flower I have next to it is thriving though! I was given a peacock blossom on valentine's day that was only about an 4 inches tall on one blossom and 2 inches on the 2nd one.. and now they are fully bloomed and about 15 inches tall. Those grow bulbs are seriously powerful.

    I have the same problem as you though, the basil and my mint have taken over and the plants towards the outside like the chives are almost non existent!

    I love the fresh basil for sauces and the mint for mojitos!

    -Jill
  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092
    I guess I should start doing that. I bought one of those Foodsavers from Costco earlier this year, and I wasn't thinking about freezing the leftover herb. Thank you for the great tip--I appreciate it!
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    BB

    They will last a fairly long time fresh if you stand them up in a glass jar covered with some water in the bottom.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Pork Butt MikePork Butt Mike Posts: 2,584
    Jill the fresh basil is great, but my mint is not growing much much, thats the parsley in the front left which is doing good. Happy Egging
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