[Market-farming] Spicy Globe basil

Shelly Elliott shelly at idlethyme.com
Fri Jul 7 08:44:32 EDT 2006


I use Sunshine Organic potting mix for my transplants. I have everything 
from 2 1/2" pots up to Number 5 containers and everything does very well. I 
mix in a bit of Bradfield before I fill the pots.
Shelly Elliott
Idle Thyme Farm
Carpenter, WY
www.IdleThymeFarms.com
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Beth Spaugh" <lists at rhomestead.com>
To: "'Market Farming'" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 8:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Spicy Globe basil


> 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
> -----Original Message-----
> From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Juli 
> Hamilton
> Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 8:52 AM
> To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
> 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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