Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Some Herb Plants

A few months ago, lots of Thai basil plants seems to be popping everywhere in my potted garden. Must be from the seeds that are found in the soil in some of my pots. Many months ago, the last of my basil plants have dried and wilted due to the extremely hot weather, and now the seeds from those plants that must have dropped into the soil have sprouted new seedlings. I sometimes transfer my other plants from smaller pots to bigger ones, and I supposed that was how the seeds got distributed when the soil was mixed, and also because I placed the pots rather close to other plants due to limited space, the seeds must have fallen into the other pots as well.

Thai basil plant, growing happily at the corner of the rectangular pot of my sawtooth coriander.

Two young seedlings which I planted in two separate pots, are doing great, growing well right now.

The ones here, sprouted on their own and I left them in their own chosen spots, which seems to suit them fine. There are a few more plants in separate pots, and I even had to discard some of the seedlings, as there are just too many, and I do not have enough of space! 

Sweet Basil

Thymes, it was growing really well until..... see photo below..... was infested by some sort of white fungus. I was really disappointed as the thyme plant has been thriving  so well and gets so big, and now this! 

Rosemary, have been growing rather slow, but have been supplying me with fragrant leaves for my bakes and cooking pot.

Chilli Plant, which I bought from a nursery about two months ago, could not resist getting this plant when I saw those cute little tiny chillies growing all over. They are all ripe now, red and ready to be harvested. There's even more small chillies growing! 

What are the herb plants that you are growing in your garden?

Happy Gardening!


  1. Your plants are doing so well, Joyce! I tried planting thyme but they dried up and never took off. Will try again. My rosemary is very slow moving and I notice lately the leaves are getting brown. My oregano however is doing very well. Mint all died sobs! But my Thai basil is doing well. The Sweet Basil is infested with some kind of bug and the leaves have a weird crinkly look. I have not been successful chillies. They flower but the flowers drop off before the fruits can form. And somehow the plant will die. Since having slipped disc my garden has been in neglect and looks like a small jungle. Hah! hah! But I am much recovered now and will slowly get back to gardening again.

  2. That's healthy looking basil! Hot and spicy chilies for sambal! ;)

  3. Muy lindas estàn tus hierbas yo tambièn tengo varias,me gusta mucho la albahaca,abrazos.

  4. Oh Joyce, thank you so much for sharing your herb garden with us. It's just what I needed to brighten up my day. so sorry to see what happened to your thyme though. I've never seen that white dust infect thyme like that before. Thyme is usually so resilient.

    and just look at that Rosemary! Oh how I love Rosemary not only for cooking but also as a plant. I'm going to try growing it one more time. Hopefully it will live until it is too woody, lol ...

    Thank you so much for sharing, Joyce...I'm off to check out what's cooking:)

  5. Oh, ur chillie plant is a treat for eyes. Touch wood..

  6. hi, nice blog!
    We provide Automatic Drip System for flower pots!
    We also provide Automatic Sprinkler System and Misting System!

  7. when plants grow big and bushy, then one day they wilt and die, hurt us heavily.... but we can continue growing new ones...

  8. I'm your new blog reader, and I've learned quick a lot from here. hope you could continue blogging. Love reading them.

  9. Hi Joyce:)
    I was just reading your comment about your thyme. Maybe you should try to cover it with some sort of plastic or dome to keep it moist and save water. I find my thyme needs lots of water sometimes and that is what I do to protect it. Good Luck, Joyce. Hopefully, it will make it:)

    P.S. You could try cutting it back also and just keep the roots moist until the heat wave subsides:)

  10. Hi.

    May I know the name of the nice chilli plant you bought from the nursery?
    Are they hot? Delicious?

    Thank you,
    Neu Tea

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