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Sun Apr 7, 2019, 03:58 PM

Can I plant herbs next to petunias?

I have large front porch planters and I wanted to know if I could bulk them up by planting herbs and flowers in the same pot. Does anyone have any experience with this?

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Reply Can I plant herbs next to petunias? (Original post)
Baltimike Apr 2019 OP
handmade34 Apr 2019 #1
NRaleighLiberal Apr 2019 #2
Baltimike Apr 2019 #4
NRaleighLiberal Apr 2019 #5
WheelWalker Apr 2019 #7
rampartc Apr 2019 #3
underpants Apr 2019 #6
happybird Apr 2019 #8
CottonBear Apr 2019 #9

Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 04:05 PM

1. yes

petunias like sun, so just don't plant herbs that like shade, it's all good

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 04:06 PM

2. Sure....anything can be planted with anything else.

Main thing to understand are the needs of different plants (especially needs for water and sun) and sufficient spacing.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 04:08 PM

4. Oh wow...I thought you couldn't plant rosemary next to any other herb except sage.

It's crazy what some of the rules are. I am glad I asked.

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Response to Baltimike (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 04:10 PM

5. So many gardening "rules" are urban legends or passed along

info from long ago. My thoughts are gardening"rules" are meant to be tested and often broken.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 04:20 PM

7. Well, there are allelopathic plants.

Some interplantings will not do well I think.

https://bib.irb.hr/datoteka/806465.04-balicevicravlicravlic.pdf

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 04:07 PM

3. with the fewest of exceptions you can coplant nearly anything.

i plant marigolds with my tomatos, eggplants, and peppers. basil goes with many things.

be careful that tall plants don't shade out short ones. spreading plants, mint or catnip, might strangle thinner plantings, but i say, go ahead.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 04:15 PM

6. Not according to the Bible

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 04:50 PM

8. It will be lovely!

I love mixing herbs in with my flowers. Their various leaf shapes, textures, and colors both complement and contrast with annual flowers beautifully. Plus: herbs! Hell, yeah! Few things are as satisfying as popping out of the kitchen for a sec to snip some fresh herbs for your meal.

I'm just so excited spring is nearly here!

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 10:06 PM

9. Yes! Plant away! n/t

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