Category: basil

Regular

More Sowing

What is it they call second and third marriages, “The triumph of hope over experience”? I feel like that could easily apply to gardening, too.

So, I fixed up the herb raised bed after a rather sad harvest of garlic. The Organic GroMulch which is what I mostly started with in that bed was way too heavy and I’ve pulled out a good 5 gallon bucket’s worth and replaced it with the Fox Farms mix. That should lighten the whole thing up considerably.

Then I planted some Swiss Chard seeds, more, French Breakfast raddishes, some Chioggia beets where they will get more sun this time, a few Borrage seeds, and just threw down chamomile seeds everywhere it looked blank. It’s mostly an herb bed, it can have a few layers and some randomness to it. 💜 I also threw down Lemondrop Basil seeds around some of the edges, and sowed the Dwarf Greek Basil under the Early Girl tomato where it will hopefully be sheltered from the birds a bit.

The whole bed is going to get a cover of bird netting once things start to sprout. It may not fix the squirrel problem entirely, but should keep most of my seedlings from being plucked immediately.

Unless we have *really* strange fall weather (this year has just been odd), I should still have growing time easily through October or November.

herb & fruit containers.

herb & fruit containers.

Water infused with strawberries and fresh basi…

Water infused with strawberries and fresh basil!
🌿🍓🌿 Perfect way to start the weekend.

If you look *real* close…

If you look *real* close…

Finally potted up these guys that I had in gro…

Finally potted up these guys that I had in growing in water from last year’s plant.

Regular

Sown: 2/23/18

Miniature Greek Dwarf Basil

Minibel Tomatoes

An experiment with ornamentals. Both of these plants should mature to around a foot tall, and both should be great for containers. The Dwarf Basil is in a sunny window, and the tomatoes are in a small pot on a heat mat under the grow light.

This selection 👌🌿

This selection 👌🌿

This confused NJ weather has nothing on our st…

This confused NJ weather has nothing on our state-of-the-art climate controlled greenhouses! 🌧🍃

Link below for this deliciously fresh Capres…

Link below for this deliciously fresh Caprese Bruschetta!

https://www.pinterest.com/ediblegardenusa/eating-green-2018/

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