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Old 09-20-2008, 09:41 AM   #41
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Well here it is...pretty much gone Good thing I dont grow children the way I grow basil
I should've ate it like Vera said!
Now I remember why I dont have a garden
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:46 PM   #42
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Oh, well................
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:05 PM   #43
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I cant wait for the spring so I can get some fresh basil going. It's so much better early in the year. Seems to lose it flavor intensity toward fall. Pesto here I come!
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:50 AM   #44
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I have not had much luck planting herbs packaged like that, not even mint, and we all know about mint! I can get them to last longer than cut herbs, but have a serious problem when I put them in a glass of water and they wind up in the back of the fridge and get frost bite from being too close to the cold walls.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:17 AM   #45
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When your plant grows some you can propogate basil in water to make more little plants. Pinch off a piece and put it in a small jar of water until it roots and then plant it in dirt. Still too cold in SC to plant outside. Basil will not toleterate the cold. You may want to poke a couple holes in the bottom of the tupperware for the water can drain out.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:46 AM   #46
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That is a great tip. I didnt know that. Can it be done indoors too? Or is there not enough sunlight inside?

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Old 02-26-2009, 10:55 AM   #47
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I sometimes grow basil indoors in pots, but starting from seed (which is available practically everywhere - even in supermarkets - at the moment). It does need a LOT of sun - as in a full southern exposure - in order to do well, or under an artificial light setup for plants. Otherwise, it gets way too leggy way too quickly.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:07 AM   #48
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Remember to pinch back basil often, it will make the plant last longer. Try to make it so that it never blooms.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:15 AM   #49
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Basil doesn't need full sun, but it likes a lot of indirect light. Trim it (use it) a lot or it will go to seed. There are many varieties. You should have no problem growing it with all those roots. Good luck.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:26 PM   #50
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Maybe in Panama Basil doesn't need full sun, but here in the U.S. (at least in both NY & VA) it most certainly does. Basil grown in shade, or even just "indirect light", will go scrawny & leggy faster than fast. Basil is a sun-loving tropical, & if you don't believe me, sow some in both sun & shade & watch the difference.
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