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Herb for Small Spot?

Posted by momma_s 9b, SZ14 (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 21, 10 at 1:25

Anyone have suggestions for a small herb that I can grow in a 1sq ft spot with soil 6 inches deep? I have a salad table that's growing basil, and have some space left...

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RE: Herb for Small Spot?

How about thyme? I grow it in a cinder block with about the same amount of soil.

RE: Herb for Small Spot?

Salad table - that was a new one for me. I had to look it up and in doing so found a nice list of possibilities, included below. I've been having loads of fun lately in garden-munch'n (my nibbles while in the veggie beds) on the golden purslane that reseeded itself. I actually haven't planted any in a couple years. I let some go to seed each year and it is happy to oblige me with munch'n the next year. It is very succulent and has a mild flavor.

Broccoli family-arugula, kale, mustard greens, radish, cress, broccoli raab, mizuna, kyona, komatsuna

Beet family- spinach, chard, orach, beets

Lettuce family- lettuces, endive, escarole, chicory

(Note: Deer Tongue, Red Sails, Bronze Arrow, Jericho, and oak leaf types are more heat tolerant)

Parsley family- chervil, parsley, cilantro

Mint family- basil, thyme, anise hyssop

Other crops- leafy amaranth (callaloo), sorrel, purslane, claytonia (miners lettuce), corn salad (mache)


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