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  • #16
    Onions are sensitive to day length. You need to be sure to get a variety that's compatible with your latitude.

    Gordo

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    • #17
      There are lots of herbs and even some spices that taste somewhat lemon-y, and work as a substitute for lemongrass. Lemongrass can also be frozen (freezing screws up the texture, but that's not really what you use lemongrass for most of the time).

      Lemongrass grows like a weed where I am, but I'm in the subtropics (it likes the shade under my banana palms).
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      • #18
        Originally posted by gordo View Post
        Depends on your definition of cold. I call anything below 0F cold. We generally see -20F here every year. I don't know of any varieties of rosemary that will tolerate that.

        Gordo
        I agree that is too cold for rosemary!

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Doddibot View Post
          There are lots of herbs and even some spices that taste somewhat lemon-y, and work as a substitute for lemongrass. Lemongrass can also be frozen (freezing screws up the texture, but that's not really what you use lemongrass for most of the time).

          Lemongrass grows like a weed where I am, but I'm in the subtropics (it likes the shade under my banana palms).
          You are right; I forgot about lemonbalm, which I grew a few years back.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Adrianag View Post
            Basil - easy, needs good sun, at leadt 6 hours, will not overwinter
            Thyme - slooooow growing, will die if overwatered
            Huh. so I shouldn't have planted those two together, with the oregano in the middle? No wonder the basil is the only one still alive!
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