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Basil

I planted basil ‘gecofure’ in a pot at the end of January.  At the end of February, I thinned it to seven seedlings.  This variety of basil was bred to grow well in containers. I’ve harvested this basil a few times … Continue reading

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Moving the Morning Glory

When I moved the other flowers home from my office, I didn’t move the pot of morning glory vines because the bamboo pole they are climbing makes the entire assembly about five feet (1.5 m) tall.  Today, I decided to find … Continue reading

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Re-potting the Dwarf Pomegranates (Again)

Why would I re-pot these miniature trees again so soon?  Well, I moved them and the sweet William planters back home from my office this afternoon, and when I turned my back on them, the cart they were on rolled … Continue reading

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Morning Glory Vines Run Out of Headroom

I gave the morning glory vines that are growing in a pot in my office a bamboo pole to climb a few weeks ago.  There is about four feet (1.2 m) for them to climb, and two vines have already reached … Continue reading

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Morning Glory Flower

The pot of snapdragons that I moved to my office last fall haven’t been doing too well, partly because of the aphids.  During the summer, they were growing near some morning glory vines, so a lot of seeds fell into their pot. … Continue reading

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Weeding & Thinning Basil

My ‘gecofure’ sweet basil seedlings have been growing and now have some true leaves.  It’s been a month since I planted them. Today, I decided to remove the plastic wrap and pull the weeds that have been growing very well. … Continue reading

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Basil Seedlings

The basil I planted a week ago has been sprouting over the last few days.  So far, they haven’t produced any true leaves, just seed leaves. A few other plants have come up, because I planted the basil in the … Continue reading

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Planting Basil

Basil ‘gecofure’ is a Genovese type basil that was bred for growing in containers.  I decided to plant some in a pot today to see if I can have fresh basil earlier than usual. I used a pot that had mint … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Flower

When I posted about the dwarf pomegranate trees a few weeks ago, I included a photo of a flower bud that one had produced.  The flower has now opened. The same little tree has two additional flower buds; one is visible in … Continue reading

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Dwarf Pomegranates and Snapdragons Are Growing

The dwarf pomegranate trees and the snapdragons that I moved to my office last month are starting to grow again.  The pomegranates had lost all their leaves as they became dormant; now new leaves have appeared. One dwarf pomegranate tree even … Continue reading

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