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« on: July 03, 2009 04:55:38 PM »

Just wanted to brag about my veggies and herbs.   Cheesy  I have to grow everything in containers on my deck, otherwise the deer will eat them.  I have 3 Earthboxes and a bunch of window boxes... and I swear by the Earthboxes.

My cucumbers are flowering, and some fruit has started to develop.


My basil in the Earthbox:


This is, believe it or not, one basil leaf from one of the Earthbox basil plants:


And for comparison, some basil plants from the same flat, that I put into window boxes:


I'm also growing tomatoes, jalapenos (which have also set fruit), rosemary, chives.  We're going to have a lot of yummy garden goodies in the next month or so!

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2009 06:16:06 PM »

wow! everything looks great
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009 04:16:18 PM »

Nice photos! I love basil! Well, I love pesto so that means I have to love basil Wink We don't use earthboxes, but we do have to hide our veggie garden from the deer with fencing. I've been waiting for awhile now for the cauliflower to be ready to pick. Can't wait!
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009 07:09:05 AM »

Your basil is lovely! 

One thing you can do to help repel deer is plant rosemary (if it will grow in your area).  Apparently they hate the stuff! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009 07:21:24 AM »

Woa, that is one huge basil leaf!! What's an earthbox?
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2009 08:12:24 AM »

Same question for me, too.....what's an Earthbox?

Your basil looks awesome! 
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009 07:04:59 AM »

Looks wonderful!

We've begun our first gardening experience this year and it's all on our deck in containers. We have the yard space but plan on relocating so don't want to invest the time into the in ground gardening.

HUGE basil leaves btw! Gorgeous!
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2009 09:41:33 PM »

Earthbox info: http://earthbox.com/  An Earthbox is basically a large box with a water reservoir in the bottom.  You fill the upper portion with potting mix, add fertilizer, and plant whatever you want.  You water them through a small tube that leads into the reservoir, and you stop watering when water starts coming out of the drainage hole - so you can't over-water.

I have even more tomato flowers now (no fruit yet), and my cucumbers are developing nicely.  This evening, DH grilled up burgers, and put one basil leaf onto each patty (the leaves were nearly the same size as the patties!) - yum!
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2010 01:01:55 AM »

Your Basil is beautiful! I love the picture. Makes me sad that it is not in season right now. good job!
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2010 05:54:48 AM »

That basil is awesome!  I bet it tasted fantastic!  I just started some under lights in the house!
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