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I really like fresh basil and couldn’t imagine not including it in my garden.

I did my container in lasagna layers: started with newspaper on the bottom so nothing leaks out, then organic compost, organic potting mix, organic peat moss and repeated those soil layers ending with potting mix.

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  • mondomuse

    mondomuse wrote:

    Your description makes me want to whip up a batch of marinara sauce. Interesting planting concept.

    Posted on 11 Jun 08 (over 6 years ago)

  • melliferous

    melliferous wrote:

    I like the idea about layering the container soil/compost. I just started composting a few months ago and am impatient to have some good compost to plant with.

    Posted on 12 Jun 08 (over 6 years ago)

  • Zen0606

    Zen0606 wrote:

    I really like that idea. Have you experimented with other layers – perhaps excluding one? I ask because as an apartment dweller, we don’t really have the option of composting here.

    Posted on 14 Jun 08 (over 6 years ago)

  • mslindz

    mslindz wrote:

    I used store bought compost. This is my first container garden, so I haven’t experimented much with it.

    Posted on 11 Sep 08 (about 6 years ago)

  • xan

    xan wrote:

    Interesting— haven’t tried that with containers, but except for the newspaper it’s almost exactly how I rebuilt the soil in my vegetable garden recently, in layers like that— my compost, top soil mixed with sand, mushroom compost, peat, mushroom compost.

    Posted on 11 Sep 08 (about 6 years ago)

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mslindz

Cincinnati, Ohio

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