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pictures of herbs needed

I have recently planted some basil, thyme, and oregano. The little markers to identify what was what have blown away. Any pictures to help me identify them would be helpful or even a written explaination. I want to make sure I am thinning the right plant and proper distancing.

Also and Help with Jalepenos , bush beans, and tomato siblings pictures are welcomed.

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Tinybu88les8
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well basil and oregano look similar I suppose... did you try smelling them? Basil is very distinct and the oregano too. Thyme has tiny little leaves as opposed to basil and oregano form much larger leaves.

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May I suggest you go to Google Images and search for your plants?

[url=https://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=basil&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=]Lots of pictures there.[/url]
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Here is some of my young basil.

[img]https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3239/3325094445_a64d7ddd44.jpg[/img]

young tomatoes:
[img]https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3650/3325933994_0026694913.jpg[/img]

This has mostly tomatoes but on the right you will see a couple of bell peppers. They look just like jalapenos. Young peppers look a little like tomatoes, but have smooth rather than velvet like leavesl
[img]https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3653/3325930954_c70edd38aa.jpg[/img]
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thank you for all your pictures

I appreciate the quick and helpful responses....I have a few more questions.. The basil i planted is growing thick. They are about 2 inches tall and very close together. When do I begin to thin them and how far apart to they need to be. Finally, because of limited spacing, what is the closest I can get away with bringing up tomatoes.

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I have my tomatoes about a foot apart and they seem to be fine so far. Don't take my advice...Im green myself. As for the basil...I believe its annual...am I right? And I know you need to keep an eye out for blooms.... pinch them off if you see flowers on your basil. I've noticed that my herbs have been growing like crazy a few days after using some of the leaves. I just periodically pick my basil and it just keeps shooting up!

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I've had a friend grow two healthy tomato plants in one of those auto watering grow boxes. Tomatoes need a lot of space because of being heavy feeders that take lots of water, plus because of disease considerations. Dense foilage with plants touching decreases air flow, increases drying time, increases disease. I don't think that tomatoes should genrally be any closer than about three feet and with convention watering standard indeterminate plants should be in containers no smaller than five gallons.
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Alex has given good advice, IMO. It's been a long time since I planted tomatoes in the ground (I prefer containers now), but when I did, I know I never planted them less than 2 or 2 1/2 feet apart. The 3 feet Alex recommends would be even better. :)

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We plant our tomatoes out in the garden approximately 18 inches apart and use tomato cages to make them behave. You definitely can't get away with that sort of thing with cucumbers... they tend to take over and make a solid green wall. I am very happy that tomatoes aren't that stubborn!
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