More on herbs that prefer/are tastier in poor soil

t-bird(Chicago 5/6)June 9, 2013

So - i am really trying to get an extensive and productive herb garden going, but like others, frequently feel I am floundering.

I have been building up my soil with all manner of amendments, composting, etc since starting my veggie gardening journey. Now - where will I find "poor soil", lol?

Especially for indoor potted things?

How do you make sure your herbs have poor soil? Would you just grow something else int he dirt, and then when it is somewhat depleted put the herbs in?

Any techniques to share?

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balloonflower(5b Denver CO, HZ 5-6, Sunset 2b)

For indoor pots, I've always just used potting soil, except for some of the arid ones where I've mixed in some bonsai soil for drainage. The herbs will deplete the soil just fine, since there's no means of replenishment.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2013 at 3:44PM
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Shellymae1970(7)

lol never thought of that one....how to get poor soil....I happen to have an area that is pretty pitiful herbs are going in there.....

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 5:59PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Just do not fertilize them, add some sand to the mix. I have never grown them inside , in pot , but that is how I do it in the garden. Sage, thyme, rosemay like poor well drained, alkaline(sweet) soil.

This post was edited by seysonn on Fri, Jun 14, 13 at 2:06

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 1:28AM
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jll0306(9/ Sunset 18/High Desert)

If you pay the postage, T-bird, I'll send you as much sandy, alkaline soil as you can use!

Jan

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 10:02AM
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