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Re: Wisdom of Wormwood in the home herb garden

Postby Cap'n Canuck » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:12 pm

Old threads over a page long should get randomly sent to the top of active topics just for the revisiting. There's alot of good buried content on this site..
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Postby Bushman » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:30 pm

I got my anise seeds and Grand Wormwood seeds in the mail. Yesterday I planted them in small pots and created a make-shift greenhouse on the counter by a big window to get them started before transplanting to my garden. The Grand Wormwood seeds look like really fine grain sand. The instructions call for 3-5 seeds in each pot, good luck with that. The package came as 1000 seeds and I probably spread them into 20 pots, there is no way you can separate them out and count out 3-5.
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Re: In the Garden!

Postby punkin » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:07 pm

You could do what i do with carrot seed, place the seed in a jar and punch a small hole in the lid, fill the jar 2/3rd with beach sand and shake it with your finger over the hole. Then just tip it and run a line of sand along the furrow.

Not that you'd need 1000 plants anyway.
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Re: In the Garden!

Postby Bushman » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:10 pm

punkin wrote:You could do what i do with carrot seed, place the seed in a jar and punch a small hole in the lid, fill the jar 2/3rd with beach sand and shake it with your finger over the hole. Then just tip it and run a line of sand along the furrow.

Not that you'd need 1000 plants anyway.

Good idea too late I can't even see the seeds in the dirt.
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Re: Wisdom of Wormwood in the home herb garden

Postby zedzedtop » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:48 pm

Roman is coming back nicely this year. This is the first spring since it has been in the ground. Some hyssop and florence fennel popping up in the seed trays.
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Re: Wisdom of Wormwood in the home herb garden

Postby punkin » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:03 pm

Good idea alright, not mine though i saw it on a gardening show. Works a treat for small seeds.
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Re: Wisdom of Wormwood in the home herb garden

Postby Pa_bon » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:13 pm

I do the same thing. It works. Depending on seed size you can also use rice mixed with the seed in a salt shaker. Works well for me.
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Re: Wisdom of Wormwood in the home herb garden

Postby Bushman » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:13 pm

I love these forums you learn something new damn near every day! :D
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Re: Wisdom of Wormwood in the home herb garden

Postby Tracker » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:32 pm

and not just about herb gardens either. :8)


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Re: Wisdom of Wormwood in the home herb garden

Postby ElectricEd » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:40 pm

"First, some reports state is spreads like wildfire"
I have artimesia absinthium and artemesa pontica growing in my yard and they are keeping to themselves nicely. I live in a cool temperate area with slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6~6.5. The pontica loves it and is growing profusely in a single bush. The absinthium is slower so I'll try raising the pH with some lime around it and see how that goes.
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Re: Wisdom of Wormwood in the home herb garden

Postby Bushman » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:44 am

Before I move my small plants (once the seeds sprout) to the garden I need to check root depth and spacing of plants. Since I am planting in a community garden area I need to make sure my plants don't spread outside my area to the neighbors.
This as rejuvenated my interest in building as I am going to make a small 5 gallon still with a vapor basket just for using neutrals from my larger still to making both gin and absinthe. Could use my small essential oil still but just wanting to build something new.
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Re: Wisdom of Wormwood in the home herb garden

Postby sugarcreek » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:53 pm

zedzedtop wrote:Roman is coming back nicely this year.


Good luck getting it not to come back.
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Re: Wisdom of Wormwood in the home herb garden

Postby zedzedtop » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:22 pm

Well, it's pretty crap soil, and anywhere there's not rocks there's gophers. The initial rootball is on a mesh basket at least.

Anyone else grow hyssop?
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