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  •  Thanks! I'll kosmail you about hosting (3+ / 0-)
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    SteelerGrrl, randallt, DawnN

    I have a box on the deck with mint, which was there when I moved here nine years ago and is still thriving.  I have two or three other boxes that I can make use of though, and basil sounds very interesting; it's something I use a lot.  I would love to plant some seeds for herbs I frequently use in the kitchen.

    Love one another

    by davehouck on Sat May 11, 2013 at 01:14:43 PM PDT

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    •  Basil is easy peasy (3+ / 0-)
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      to grow from seed. I even don't bother starting it indoors, just sow in cells after danger of frost (you still have time) and transplant to containers or beds when seedlings have two sets of "true" leaves. You can get a head start by purchasing basil plants, but once the weather warms up, it grows so fast it's hardly worth it spending $2-3 or more apiece.

      I also grow dill and cilantro in containers. Dill hates to be transplanted and cilantro bolts quickly, so you have to plant every 2-3 weeks to keep it fresh.

       I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.     -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by SteelerGrrl on Sat May 11, 2013 at 02:17:14 PM PDT

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