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Old 06-14-2013, 07:31 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by iamafoodie View Post

Actually I have it planted in a large planter on my deck. I have also grown it in my raised beds the last couple years and I suspect my raised bed is just not deep enough. It is only 6 inches deep. I had wanted 12" sides on my raised beds but was talked out of it.....thats another story

I do not have good luck bringing herbs into my house during the winter. I have tried but get those little white mites so I have given up on that.
I guess I will go to a local nursery and get some advice on natural products that might boost plant growth.

Thanks for your help though.
Hmm. I guess I would keep snipping leaves and not worry about looks. I've grown sweet, Thai, lemon, purple, globe basil, along with others, and they've all survived a snipping.

12 inch sides on your planter may be better, you could stick some planks around it to make it deeper.

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Old 08-27-2016, 02:35 PM   #12
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I find basil tricky.......whoever said it looks horrid during the winter months is singing my song........but lo and behold here comes spring and the herb is growing up between cement separations about 1/2" wide just as happy as it can be.......and acting out like a "weed".........go figure.......

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