Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Herbs for Partial Shade (and Containers)

Take heart! Even if you don't have a full sun deck or stoop (does anybody say 'stoop' anymore - or is that a Queens/Long Island thing?!) - you can still grow some of the more popular herbs.

The following herbs will tolerate part shade. Needing about 6 hours of light per day. And they all do well in containers. Just make sure to feed them every 2 weeks or so.

Mints
Dill
Parsley
Borage
Thymes
Oregano
Chamomile (pictured above)
Chives
Sages
Monarda
Lovage
Basil

Even though we have a lot of land, I still keep all of my herbs on our half-sun/half-shade deck . . . within shuffling distance of the kitchen. Alas, this girl from New York will always need a stoop-inspired container garden.

5 comments:

Katie said...

ex-New Jersey stoop girl here~ :)

Tracey said...

wooo-hooo, katie!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Tracey, how about some pictures of your deck container garden?? :o)

Betsy

Tracey said...

Betsy,

Ask and you shall receive! See today's (6-12) post . . .

Anonymous said...

I think it's a NY thing---I say stoop also but now live in So Cal!