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Herbs that would grow in a riparium

Hi everyone,

I am building a small 10 gallon riparium. I was wondering if anyone knows of some herbs that would grow in such a set-up ?

By herbs I mean anything used for cooking or seasoning: parsley, sage, thyme, etc.

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I think it's been discussed, have you thought about doing aquaponics?
You can grow all sorts of edible plants (and fish too).


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I grew Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) in a paludarium for a while. It's one of the smaller mints and I have it growing in a wet area on my farm so figured it would be good. It grew fine but like all mints in was a bit too vigorous. Many herbs, Sage, Thyme, Rosemary need really well drained conditions to survive though. And many get quite large too. Maybe some more exotic herbs might work though.

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Did not know there was so much information about aquaponics!

Maybe for my next project!

But I'm sticking to the riparium for the look in my living room for now with this 10 gallon. Just thinking I might get some herbs in there for a bonus but I'm not sure any herbs would grow with their roots in water. Still searching
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We posted at the same time!

I will look into mint

I was thinking maybe the oriental Basil ? Since its actualyl pretty nice also.
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Mints, basil, and oregano.

The picture is a flowering oregano.
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Thank you!

Got a small plant of basil. See how that goes.
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