I just scored this pot-o-herbs the other day at the dollar store. It would be easy for you to name each plant if you could only smell my blog!
This latest plant rescue are all herbs, and consists of one herb that will either grow upright or over the pot and has blue flowers . A second that will grow upright and a third one that trails. One is variegated.
OK, ready for the answers?
Rosemary, lemon balm and mint. Rosemary is the pine-needle looking one growing upright. Rosemary is great for cooking and is also very drought-tolerant. The lemon balm has a bright lime or apple green shaped leaves, like an elongated heart. It’s great for teas and with chicken, it spreads easily by seeds, so keep an eye out and trim spent flowers. The mint has the darker green leaf and there’s also a white and green version. Mint is lovely, but extremely invasive by runners, ever plant mint in the open ground.
These plants are all completely root bound. It has been over 100 degrees here so I’ve been watering every day even though they’re in the shade. But I’m not sure if there is any dirt in there! I’m going to add a little potting soil, and wait until it cools down a little before I operate. They won’t like their roots disturbed, and trying to recover after re-potting during a heat wave might be too much for them.
I’m going to have to at least get the rosemary out of there and into a much bigger pot. Somehow I’m going to have to at least divide the other two. I still may end up with a little of both together. That’s OK. They smell great!
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