[Market-farming] Spicy Globe basil

Beth Spaugh lists at rhomestead.com
Wed Jul 5 22:33:39 EDT 2006


Good question. So far it has been Vermont Compost Fort V, but I have found
it too heavy for many plugs and potted plants. Friends use the basic Fafard
mix, but it is not organic. I looked locally for large bags of perlite to
lighten the Fort V and couldn't find it, plus it is a dusty pain to work
with. I currently have them in 2-inch pots with the Fort V and they are
doing OK. But I know from the algae I had on lots of things, and the bricks
it turned into in hanging baskets that I need to do something different.

Beth Spaugh
Rehoboth Homestead
Peru NY
http://rhomestead.com
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[mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Juli Hamilton
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 8:52 AM
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Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Spicy Globe basil

Quick question on the Spicey Globe in pots.  To pot them up for sale at the 
market, what mix are you using?
Juli


>From: "Beth Spaugh" <lists at rhomestead.com>
>Reply-To: lists at rhomestead.com,Market Farming 
><market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
>To: "'Market Farming'" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: [Market-farming] Spicy Globe basil
>Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 21:36:03 -0400
>
>I would like to put Spicy Globe basil in small decorative pots and get a
>better price. The only ones I find at the Dollar Store do not have drain
>holes. I have always used pots with drain holes and saucers.
>
>Has anyone had experience using 4" pots without drain holes?  Thank you.
>
>Beth Spaugh
>Rehoboth Homestead
>Peru NY
>http://rhomestead.com
>
>
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