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A basil discovery

June 5, 2016

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Last summer I got fed up with the basil I bought at the supermarket, it always died before I had eaten half of it. So I decided to simply just cut it and put in water – and discovered the basil lasts so much longer AND starts to grow roots. Did the same thing a few days ago and there are already roots. In a few days I will plant the basil in pots and hopefully soon have a kitchen filled with basil plants. Fingers crossed 🙂

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8 Comments

  • Reply nataliapatalia June 5, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Have the same problem!
    Thanks for sharing, Sandra!

  • Reply Kristina Paustian June 5, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply big mamabird June 5, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    When I am on top of my game I chop all the extra basil and freeze it in olive oil in ice cube trays. This is always appreciated by future me!

  • Reply MissLilly June 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I never managed to grow basil…. maybe it lasts for one month and then it dies, it's really sensitive 😐 so just do parsley and mint

  • Reply Iks Üpsilon June 5, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    The same happened to me. Then I realized that even supermarket basil grows beautifully when I don't keep the pot on the window sill in the kitchen but when I put it outside so it gets a lot of sun.

    • Reply sandrajuto_6360gn June 5, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      gonna put some on my balcony then so they can sunbath every morning 🙂

  • Reply gelinotte June 7, 2016 at 9:54 am

    what a surprise !!! i'm going to try !

  • Reply Priya Sebastian June 8, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Hallelujah! Thank you for telling me.

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