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Old 03-16-2009, 04:40 PM   #51
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I agree with you on this one. I can grow a usuable supply of most herbs indoors in the winter. Two that don't work well are lemongrass and basil.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:14 PM   #52
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Your experiences with Basil are valid. I have grown it in several States and several countries, because I love it for cooking and for tomato sandwiches. Basil with tomato and anything is wonderful.

I personally have never sucessfully grown it in full sun because the leaves got burned. I also grow more than one type of basil. Mine flourish in indirect sun. Also, they do not like wet roots, so you need to let them dry between waterings.

What I also know about Basil is you have to pinch it back or use it a lot or it will go to seed (flower), which ruins the plant. Herbs are fun to grow in general. I love their aroma. Every time I go by my Rosemary plant I give it a hand hug. I just love that smell.
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:51 AM   #53
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I, too, have had a problem with basil burning in full sun. Ironically, didn't have that problem in Florida or Hawaii, so I assume it has to do with the longer summer days we have here in Illinois. In Virginia I grew it on a screened balcony and never had a problem with it there, either.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:31 AM   #54
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I, too, have had a problem with basil burning in full sun. Ironically, didn't have that problem in Florida or Hawaii, so I assume it has to do with the longer summer days we have here in Illinois. In Virginia I grew it on a screened balcony and never had a problem with it there, either.
These different experiences with Basil are interesting. Your history with these beautiful plants is the same as mine. I have grown them in California, Hawaii, Oregon, Queensland (Australia) and now Panamá and Nevada. There is nothing like your own Sweet Basil.

Thanks for everyone's participation.
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