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Old 04-20-2015, 11:07 AM
 
Location: London
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Hey people.

Spring is in full force already, so it got me thinking: "what should I grow right now?"

The result is an article about basil - this plant is tasty, goes hand in hand with green salad, easy to grow and worth your time.

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If you have something to add or comment, feel free to do it, I sincerely believe we can be of mutual benefit.

Wish you all the best, Bob.

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Old 04-20-2015, 11:45 AM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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start with one plant and take cuttings during the growing season. They root easily in water.

I purchased starts because the seeds I grew didn't get too far before most of them died.
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Old 04-20-2015, 11:50 AM
 
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I grow basil on my counter. I bought a package in the grocery store and placed it in water.

It's a natural inflammatory and tastes great on pasta.

don't cut the basil leaf with a knife, rip them for best results.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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last year I lost mine to some sort of disease which was rampant around here. I know there are many varieties and somebody last year mentioned a few to try but I can't find that now. Anybody have a list of varieties which are not as susceptible to disease?
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Old 05-10-2015, 01:02 AM
 
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Bought basil seeds at Home Depot last year (2 types, in fact). Of all of them, only about 6 or 7 ever sprouted and they quickly damped out and died. I'd avoid seeds.
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Bought basil seeds at Home Depot last year (2 types, in fact). Of all of them, only about 6 or 7 ever sprouted and they quickly damped out and died. I'd avoid seeds.
I too have had some problems with growning herbs from seeds. I had a little success this year, still I will continue to grown them from plants already started. One plant can produce a lot of basil. I know a lot of people say growning from seed is easy, I guess my green thumb turns brown when it comes to herbs and seeds. I do have a lot of herbs planted this year, but only a couple are from seeds.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Why do I feel this is a spam post to promote someone's web site?
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:39 AM
 
Location: DMV Area/NYC/Honolulu
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^^it does seem like it.
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Why do I feel this is a spam post to promote someone's web site?
The joke's on them. Most of us won't take the time to look up something unless it has a link.

I was curious and it is an informative article he seems to have written about basil and how to grow it. Couldn't tell if it is his own website or just an article he wrote.

here I made it easy for you.

http://healthmad.com/health/growing-...fect-basil-3./
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