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Old 08-18-2013, 09:28 PM   #11
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When I was born, in the fall, my aunt said "She'll never have a garden. No one puts in a garden in the fall". The aunt was born in the spring and her gardens were wonderful I have never been able to grown anything except a few struggling tomato plants. So, when is you birthday? Fall? Winter? Forget it, you won't be ale to grow anything according to Aunt Pinkie.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:39 PM   #12
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That's it! I was born in October and then my parents moved from California to higher altitudes and shortened my growing season...messed up all around.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:00 AM   #13
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Katy, I'm thinking, your little basil plants may have gotten to warm in your kitchen window. If your window gets direct sunlight all day, I would try moving the plants to a location that doesn't get direct sun beating on them during the hottest part of the day. Probably not going to be a problem now that summer is waining and your weather in "jolly olde" is somewhat like ours here in the Pacific NW US......a little drizzly?????
My friend has excellent luck growing Basil in a North window all year round. Good luck with your new plants ;)
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:27 AM   #14
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I don't think getting too warm is the problem. The basil in my garden gets full sun all day; that's their habitat. It may not have gotten enough water or may have needed more fertilizer.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:14 PM   #15
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When I was born, in the fall, my aunt said "She'll never have a garden. No one puts in a garden in the fall". The aunt was born in the spring and her gardens were wonderful I have never been able to grown anything except a few struggling tomato plants. So, when is you birthday? Fall? Winter? Forget it, you won't be ale to grow anything according to Aunt Pinkie.
P.S. I knew what your flat was.
Interesting! So you are saying that it is because I was born in November that I can't grow anything? (November is a truly miserable month it has to be said).
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:49 PM   #16
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OV, I don't know where your aunt was born, but here in the south, we regularly plant fall gardens. Cool-weather plants do great - peas, lettuces, cabbage, broccoli, second crop of green beans, etc.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:49 PM   #17
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Katy !! November is a fabulous month !! It's Bonfire Night for a start ! Then the run up to Christmas ! December is my second favourite month after November . (I was also born in November ) .

The best success I had with growing basil indoors was to buy little pots with the seeds and compost ready to just stick on the windowsill , nowt fancy , but it worked .
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:57 PM   #18
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Katy !! November is a fabulous month !! It's Bonfire Night for a start ! Then the run up to Christmas ! December is my second favourite month after November . (I was also born in November ) .

The best success I had with growing basil indoors was to buy little pots with the seeds and compost ready to just stick on the windowsill , nowt fancy , but it worked .
Hi GQ.

I'm afraid we will have to differ on this one! My brother (who was also born in November) agrees with me that it is a horrible month. It signals the start of a long, dark, cold winter with all the trees having lost their leaves. Getting up in the dark, and coming home in the dark. It rains incessantly. It is the memorial month for all the war dead. And on a more personal level for me, it is the month both my parents died (14 years apart). Basically, it is the month of death (even Kennedy was assassinated in November).

As for the basil. Yes, I have bought many plants over the years and put them on the windowsill. They never last long though.

Wow, this thread is getting depressing!
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