Herb Seedlings

Ciaran asked 13 years ago

I’m a bit new to growing herbs from seed but I planted some Basil, Rosemary and Thyme in small pots and placed them on my window indoors a few weeks ago. They seem to be going well but I’m wondering should I seperate the seedlings into seperate pots or just leave them develop in the pot together, there are quite a lot of seedlings now but I am afraid they may be a bit vulnerable if I start interupting them. I obviously have each type of herb seperate from each other so it is just a lot of the same type of seedling in each pot.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Herbs are generally quite easy to grow from seed. The seedlings are pricked out into small individual pots, depending on how many plants you want,

Rosemary makes a bush between one and two metres tall and wide and one plant is usually enough.

Thyme is smaller but three or four plants will be enough for most domestic use.

Basil is to be kept on the window sill or in a porch or greenhouse. It too can be pricked out into individual 2 or 3 litre pots or it can be grown as a bunch of plants that reach the size of one pricked out plant.

Seedlings should be procked out at seed-leaf stage to avoid root damage but you can normally get away with it a bit longer.