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Old 10-07-2006, 04:30 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by auntdot
...Maybe my smeller is going or I need to bathe more.

...or you have cats.

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Old 10-07-2006, 05:40 PM   #12
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Amazing, buckytom is kidding. Cats are not interested in the basil at all. The basil smells like cat pee, I just didn't want to be so blunt. LOL.
Alix warned me about this prior to when I brought mine inside and she was right, it does smell like cat pee. I decided to dry it, then put it in a baggie, and it is horrible! I threw it out. Better to grow it from seed in doors, or potted as you have done Amazing. Just be sure to give it plenty of light and keep pinching it back.

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Old 10-07-2006, 08:01 PM   #13
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Wow. I've brought mine in many times ( not that it ever survived) but it never smelled like cat's pee. But, if there's a chance of frost, get it in inside.
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Old 10-08-2006, 05:46 AM   #14
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In my experience, basil is very, very fragile temp-wise. A few years ago I had a bumper crop of it and the temps were due to dip. I called a local Italian restaurant and we gave them a bucket of the stuff.
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Old 10-08-2006, 07:53 AM   #15
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Thanks for all the great info. I've brought it in and have put it where it gets lots of morning sun. We'll see how it goes. Next year I'll just freeze more pesto.
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Old 10-08-2006, 01:32 PM   #16
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I wonder if there is something about the basil having been outside that makes it smell icky when you bring it in? I know when you start it in the house it doesn't smell that bad. Weird.

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