herbs in hanging baskets

hi! Im a newbie to the site. My first question of many. I want to grow herbs in a 16" basket...which herbs and how many to put in?
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cookygirl43

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On Fri, 04 Mar 2011 13:35:57 +0000, cookygirl43 wrote:

Welcome.
Hopefully you give us more information with you future questions.

What herbs do you like? What is your weather like? Where do you live?
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jellybean stonerfish wrote:

This kind of information is important because not all herbs will suit all circumstances.
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cookygirl43 wrote:

Why a basket... I think you'll have better results growing herbs in a planter; a flower pot or a window box... whether the planter is in a basket or not is of no consequence. Of course you'll do best growing herbs directly in the ground... even if you rent you can still find a small piece of ground... herbs don't need much space... a piece of ground 2' X 4' can supply a family with more herbs than they can possibly use. Start with a couple three parsley plants, a couple of basil plants, a sprig or two of thyme, a fistful of chives, and maybe a small rosemary shrub. I think that's a very good basic assortment. You can add or subtract according to your taste in cooking. I would've suggested oregano but like mint it's very invasive and cheap enough to buy dried and that works as well if not better then fresh. Actually my only must-grow herb is parsley, I like curly parsley better than flat leaf, I like it fresh in salads. I don't much care for basil. In ending I will warn that many popular herbs are very invasive... don't even think about growing dillweed or fennel seeds outdoors, your neighbors will lynch you.
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