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Old 05-26-2012, 08:31 AM   #21
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Thanks everyone for your opinions ! I bought the boxwood because of the little leaves , it said that no chopping to it. I may go back and get the big leaf too for sandwiches like someone mentioned. I've never eat one with that on it...I just don't know that much about the plants. I've always just used the dried basil :-) I guess it's too late to plant the seeds for it.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:00 AM   #22
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Thanks everyone for your opinions ! I bought the boxwood because of the little leaves , it said that no chopping to it. I may go back and get the big leaf too for sandwiches like someone mentioned. I've never eat one with that on it...I just don't know that much about the plants. I've always just used the dried basil :-) I guess it's too late to plant the seeds for it.
It's not too late--if you plant the seeds in a pot, you can bring the pot in the house in the fall and have fresh basil through the winter. I sow basil seeds (gotta do that today) between my tomato plants. It grows and I'm in SE Ontario.
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Not too late at all. I'm planting mine today too.
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Whatever the type I planted, the bugs sure like it Something has ate the leaves for breakfast, lunch and dinner
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Whatever the type I planted, the bugs sure like it Something has ate the leaves for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Oh no! Mine is never bothered by anything. Wonder what et it? Do you have bunnies?
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Oh no! Mine is never bothered by anything. Wonder what et it? Do you have bunnies?
I have seen a lot of bunnies running around but it definitely looks like bugs, its small holes throughout the middle of the leaves. I might try a soap/ water solution or vinegar spray.
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I have seen a lot of bunnies running around but it definitely looks like bugs, its small holes throughout the middle of the leaves. I might try a soap/ water solution or vinegar spray.
Hmm. Might be flea beetles. They're little black dots, about the size of a large period. Soapy water might do it.
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Hmm. Might be flea beetles. They're little black dots, about the size of a large period. Soapy water might do it.
I think i did see a small black bug when I inspected the plant, i'll try the soapy water this evening
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I think i did see a small black bug when I inspected the plant, i'll try the soapy water this evening
Pyola spray works well for me too, from Gardens Alive. It combiines canola oil and pyrithrins, knocks out flea beetles, bean beetles, rose slugs, sawflies, you name it. Great stuff!
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Pyola spray works well for me too, from Gardens Alive. It combiines canola oil and pyrithrins, knocks out flea beetles, bean beetles, rose slugs, sawflies, you name it. Great stuff!
Thanks! I will look for it
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