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Old 04-01-2014, 11:34 PM   #11
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I wish it was! Can't grow it in the garden at all and have had no luck indoors with seeds over decades of trying. I've tried with seedlings from the garden centres and even the little pots from the supermarket. The only real luck I've had was with a couple of plants from Aldi's fresh herbs counter last year, which flourished right into the winter on the kitchen window ledge. (sigh!)
Glad you have had success with Aldi's basil, Mad. I think it does so well here is because there is so much sun - although I've burned basil from too much sunlight.
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I'll try it. I've read that basil turns an unappetizing blackish when frozen, that's why I haven't tried freezing it. Have you had that happen? Maybe when it's frozen in water, that prevents it from discoloring.
Yes, it changes color with exposure to oxygen, like avocados and apples. Freezing it in water prevents oxidizing, so it stays green. To make pesto stay green, put a thin layer of olive oil on the top.
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Thank you, GotGarlic. I'll give it a try. Need to make a note to pick up a couple of ice cube trays from the store.
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