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Old 11-27-2010, 07:16 PM
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Default Re: Basil...when to add it?

this is my baby.


i grew them from seedlings.

how can i get them to grow more leaves? and do they all flower like mine are doing?
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:10 PM
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Default Re: Basil...when to add it?

Remove the seed tips as soon as they appear unless you want to start over.

When I pick mine to use, I always pick the tops so they never seed, they just get fuller.
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:19 PM
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Here is mine after using all summer. I have picked off at least 3 times the mass visible here for sauce, pizzas, and other uses.
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:28 PM
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Joey, sorry to say it's too late to save those plants. As the previous to postings said, you need to aggressively pinch back the plant from making any flowers/seeds. With that, the plant will produce thicker and fuller foliage. It also looks like they are not getting enough sun and watering too much. Be sure to allow the plant to completely dry out before watering. Looks like you are loving them to death.
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