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Old 11-18-2011, 09:19 AM   #11
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Oh well, the lil' one didn't make it. It expired sometime in the night.

I told kirra (my daughter) to ask her teacher about another plant (not a basil). And to call me if this was effecting her grade.

I didn't mention how I don't have a green thumb and every plant I've ever touched didn't make it (healthy plants). ANd I try, I really do. Maybe if she gets another, she can take care of it without my help and it'll have a chance.

Thanks to all for your help, you shall be included in the obituary, lol.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:39 AM   #12
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Can she just take a jar of dry basil into the teacher and tell her that her plant flourished so well that she dried and bottled it so that it can be enjoyed with many meals throughout the year?

ehh, probably not...

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Old 11-18-2011, 09:40 AM   #13
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I had a commercial greenhouse for 22 years, and basil was one of the spring plants my customers requested. I direct seeded them because they don't transplant well. I also told my customers that they really do best when seeded right into the garden. I have seen basil grown in pots, but I never had much luck at it.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:44 AM   #14
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Can she just take a jar of dry basil into the teacher and tell her that her plant flourished so well that she dried and bottled it so that it can be enjoyed with many meals throughout the year?

ehh, probably not...


LOLOL ( I literally laughed out loud at that)

My husband said just go buy another and put it in the cup, lol.
I say no we're not!! lol
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:50 AM   #15
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I had a commercial greenhouse for 22 years, and basil was one of the spring plants my customers requested. I direct seeded them because they don't transplant well. I also told my customers that they really do best when seeded right into the garden. I have seen basil grown in pots, but I never had much luck at it.
I'd love to have a garden but as stated above, I have the death touch. Both my parents were great at gardening. But I guess that canceled me out.

When I first moved into my house (i brought from my sister). She left her plants there until she could them moved. There were several. When she came back to get them, only two made the move, lol. I told her from day one don't leave the plants with me...
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:09 AM   #16
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I live in Cocoa Beach, Fl. It is gardening season here now. I grow basil continuously, it is one of my favorite herbs, typically lemon & genovese or sweet(pesto, salads, etc). I grow from seed & transplant each crop. Just gently separate the plants to minimize damage to the roots & create a hole big enough to re set the roots without disturbing them too much, then moisture, sun & periodic fertilizer. Too much sun & they will go to seed.

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Old 11-27-2011, 08:26 AM   #17
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You'll have to keep us up to date on this poor plant's doomed life! It is a favorite herb for many of us, but is, for me, one of the most delicate to grow. Why didn't the teacher use a green bean seedling?
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:29 PM   #18
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You'll have to keep us up to date on this poor plant's doomed life! It is a favorite herb for many of us, but is, for me, one of the most delicate to grow. Why didn't the teacher use a green bean seedling?

Oh it didn't make it. Poor little thing....It had just peeped it's little plant head above the soil, coughed, croked.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:29 PM   #19
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I like your idea, Claire. Taking it a step further, have the students start a plant from a bean.

Once, just out of curiosity, I took a kidney bean from a many years old bag that my Mother had, and planted it in a sconce with a little soil. It sprouted into a lovely little plant!
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