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Old 08-18-2008, 04:08 PM   #21
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boy i sure dont know much.... I think it just looks a little stressed.... I know it likes to be kept moist and not go wet dry wet dry........
cut the brown one off and see what happens. the leaves at the bottom look happy enough.....
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:26 PM   #22
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Hey Deelady... I think your plant is fine... looks a bit heat stressed. Cut what you have off and leave 2 inches of stem and just a couple of leaves. When the plant grows back, the new stems will be soft. Water the plant every day. Also, your rosemary needs water as well. Drench it each morning or evening. Not sure what the weather is like where you are at, but if it is above 85 degrees on a consistent basis, be sure to at least check to see if the soil is moist.

Rosemary likes lots of water too.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:27 PM   #23
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Yea... like suzie said!!
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:32 PM   #24
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basil queen!!!!
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:37 PM   #25
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Ok I'll try to cut it and see what happens, I try to water them all nightly right after the sun goes down give or take a night here and there but for the most part I'm pretty good at remembering. I know I read somewhere thyme and rosemary don't need as much water so I just water them enought o moisten the soil but not flood it. It has been in the high 80's consistently so I'm sure thats part of the problem....
Are you sure it was my rosemary that looked dry to you ? because I thought that one looked the best condition......
So the basil I do cut off is not harvestable right?
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:39 PM   #26
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tomatoes is my venture next year!!
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:44 PM   #27
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Hey deelady... the coloring maybe off on one of the photos, but the one on the left (rosemary) looked like it could use some water (Ok, was that Rosemary?) If not, don't mind me!!!! The other one looks great. I planted my rosemary in the ground and it does good. But they do need more water. Specially if they are containerized.

As for your basil... yes, you can use what you cut off. I am guessing that your stems may be a little tough, but you can pinch of the leaves from each stem and use them for whatever you wish.

My basil plants look alot like suziquzie's, but I think mine might be a bit bushier because of chopping them down. It is almost an indistructable plant. Have no fear!!! Basil Queens are here!
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Hey.... my bad, I see that it is thyme!!!! I took some pics... just gotta get DH to load them for me.
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:56 PM   #29
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Thanks Sattie, you guys def are the basil queens! Will be waiting on the pics so tell DH to shake a tail feather!! J/k
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:45 PM   #30
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Sorry, took me forever to get the pics loaded.

First pic is plant 3 which has not been harvested yet...



Next plant has been harvested and has already come back...



This plant I just harvested about 2 weeks ago...



And here is my rosemary bush.... every things looks so green cuz of the 4 inches of rain we got!

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