Posted by Cesy on 2015-01-16 12:23:43 UTCPermalink
My herbs are all dead again. I can't figure out if it's lack of water, if they don't like the semi-shade, if I need to give them more food or compost or what.
At least the aloe vera is flourishing. And, in true Murphy's Law, I haven't burned myself since I got it, so I haven't needed to use it at all.
Having seen where your herbs are... I suspect they need bigger pots/richer soil/more intense nutrients. In my experience, things in small pots tend to die unless you water them regularly with something like worm poo or fish emulsion to give them a boost. I can't remember if you have self-watering pots but you might want to look into that too, as it'll keep them nice and moist for longer between waterings.
Just looking at your plantings, I think you might be suffering a little from the semi-shade, yeah. Mint and parsley should be fine but I think rosemary and lavendar really like full sun. Maybe try something like coriander, chives, or lemon balm which should be able to deal with a little more shade.