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RE: Rain, rain, and basil


I can commiserate with you, Kitty.  Bill was up much of the night on the 3rd
because neighbors decided 2 a.m. was a good time to shoot some off.  With 4
fraidy cat bulldogs in the house, there isn't much sleep when they get
startled.  I had to be up early on the 4th to help decorate the church float
for the 4th of July Parade in Centerville.  Then last night from 10-11:30
(much better timing) we were soothing bulldogs again.  Of such is life.

Blessings,
Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Kitty
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 11:09 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain, rain, and basil

**$%#& fireworks have been going off here for HOURS.  And this is July
THIRD.  The cats are all in and not happy.  Will I ever get to sleep with
this noise tonight?  And how much tomorrow?  Geez I wish it would rain. 
HARD.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 10:23 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain, rain, and basil


> yep since 4am this morning.... clear for an hour or
> so, then rain again... street in front of work was
> flooded this am, and backyard had some standing water
> tonight here.
>
> Can't tell now if that is thunder or
> fireworks...probably both.
>
> Alan will get over it, just blame me...
>
> Donna
>
>
>
> --- Vera Metzke <vmetzke@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Rain - you got rain....Just a few sprinkles here!
>> Now that you have all
>> been talking herbs...It has been a bad influence.
>> Went to the area farm
>> store to pick up a couple of things to find the
>> remains of their bulk plants
>> were 25 cents!  Picked up Greek Oregano ( origanum
>> vulgare hirtum) and
>> Garden sage (salvia officinalis) in addition to a
>> few others.  Spent under
>> $2.  they were in the need help areaSeem to be doing
>> well at this point.
>> Thanks for expanding my gardens!  Husband has a
>> diffent opinion but it has
>> reduced his mowing!
>>
>> Vera
>>
>>
>> On 7/3/06, Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> >
>> > been raining here most of the day too.... but no
>> > lizards for the cat to play with...
>> >
>> > Donna
>> >
>> > --- james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
>> >
>> > > I grow some sweet basil in the lathhouse, but
>> mostly
>> > > Thai or African
>> > > because they seem to take the heat better and
>> not
>> > > bolt as quickly.
>> > >
>> > > And it's raining now--Florida rush-hour
>> shower--that
>> > > the cats have
>> > > asked me to stop so they can get back to
>> terrorizing
>> > > lizards and such.
>> > >
>> > > On Jul 3, 2006, at 2:42 PM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ
>> 95
>> > > CG/SCSRT wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > That can't be good. I hadn't heard about that
>> one
>> > > before, hope I don't
>> > > > get
>> > > > unlucky with it - I try to grow a lot of sweet
>> > > basil. I'm not as fond
>> > > > of the
>> > > > other types.
>> > > >
>> > > > Cyndi
>> > > >
>> > > > -----Original Message-----
>> > > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
>> > > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> > > > Sent: 7/3/2006 5:33 AM
>> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain rain, move to where
>> > > you're needed
>> > > >
>> > > > It may be that you got some infected seed,
>> since
>> > > it's the Sweet Basil
>> > > > that
>> > > > disappeared.  Even the tested seed isn't 100%
>> > > safe, I'm told.
>> > > >
>> > > > d
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > > ----- Original Message -----
>> > > > From: "MICHAEL HABIB" <godihabib@verizon.net>
>> > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> > > > Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 8:20 AM
>> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain rain, move to where
>> > > you're needed
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > >> Daryl,
>> > > >> Thanks for the info. I have Asian basil and
>> sweet
>> > > basil in one large
>> > > > pot.
>> > > >> The Asian is growing like mad, the sweet
>> already
>> > > disappeared. I have
>> > > > never
>> > > >> had this problem with sweet basil, I also was
>> > > late planting this year.
>> > > >
>> > > >> Usually I plant at beginning April. I might
>> have
>> > > avoided all this by
>> > > >> planting earlier so the basil would have had
>> a
>> > > good root system before
>> > > > the
>> > > >> deluge.
>> > > >> Godi zone 7
>> > > >> Mt. Vernon, VA
>> > > >> ----- Original Message -----
>> > > >> From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
>> > > >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> > > >> Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 7:20 AM
>> > > >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain rain, move to where
>> > > you're needed
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > > >>> Oooh, you *are lucky. You must have really
>> good
>> > > drainage in your
>> > > > garden
>> > > >>> beds.
>> > > >>>
>> > > >>> With regard to the basil- if you lose all of
>> the
>> > > leaves, check for
>> > > > wilt.
>> > > >>> It's a fairly new fungus that's taken out a
>> lot
>> > > of fields here,
>> > > >>> especially in wet spells.
>> > > >>>
>> > > >>> Here's a bit from NCSU. "A devastating basil
>> > > wilt disease caused by a
>> > > >
>> > > >>> soilborne pathogenic fungus, Fusarium
>> oxysporum
>> > > f. sp. basilicum, was
>> > > >
>> > > >>> first discovered in the U.S. in 1991 and
>> > > identified in N.C. in 1992.
>> > > >>> Plants infected with this disease usually
>> grow
>> > > normally until they
>> > > > are
>> > > >>> six to twelve inches tall, then they become
>> > > stunted and suddenly
>> > > > wilt.
>> > > >>> Initial symptoms usually include brown
>> streaks
>> > > on the stems,
>> > > >>> discoloration of the internal stem tissue,
>> and
>> > > sudden leaf drop.
>> > > >>> Interestingly, only sweet basil is affected.
>> > > Some of the specialty
>> > > >>> basils, such as lemon basil and purple
>> basil,
>> > > show some resistance to
>> > > > the
>> > > >>> disease"
>> > > >>>
>> > > >>> I gave up growing Basil because of it. I
>> > > apparently got some infected
>> > > >
>> > > >>> seeds and it wrecked the bed that I used for
>> > > Basil.
>> > > >>>
>> > > >>> d
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > >
>> >
>>
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>> > > Island Jim
>> > > Southwest Florida
>> > > 27.0 N, 82.4 W
>> > > Hardiness Zone 10
>> > > Heat Zone 10
>> > > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>> > > Maximum 100 F [38 C]
>> > >
>> > >
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