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GRANNYS5
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3/27/10 9:14 P

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hi and welcome to the team. I love to grow herbs also.

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3/27/10 8:46 P

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Thank you both so much. I didn't know miracle grow was not organic. I guess I never really thought about it. I will check for organic stuff. Thanks!


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3/25/10 8:31 P

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Hi and welcome to the team
When growing in pots, putting a small amount of course material like gravel in the bottom of the pot is a good idea for drainage. Since I grow organically I can not recomend mirical grow, there are so many organic alternatives to manmade chemical fertilizers which are so bad for the environment.



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3/25/10 3:35 P

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The only advice I have is that these herbs for me in VA like full sun and warm weather. My rosemary never winters over but my thyme and sage do. Basil I have never known to winter over except in very warm places. It is nice to grow them in a place that you can get to easily and when you are cooking can just step out and snip some off if you need it. I love doing that. Good luck!emoticon

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ITTYBITTYYI
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3/25/10 12:57 P

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My name is Yi. I don't have much of a green thumb. I keep trying though because I love plants. I used to help my mom with her beautiful garden. I would like to grow some herbs(basil,rosemary,thyme,sage)in a pot. I would really like to get started this weekend. Do I need to put some rocks in the bottom of the pot for drainage? Is using Miracle Grow a good idea? My sister uses it and her plants are gorgeous. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!


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