Anyone had any problems with transplanting basil?

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    petunia Young Pine

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    Has anyone had any problems with transplanting basil? I had some in the garden last year and Then move it to its own herb garden and now this year I have nothing. What are your tips on transplanting?
     
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    Thanks frank. But if anyone still has any more information I would appreciate it. As my basil was already planted in the garden and I just moved it to a new section (herb) garden. And this year did not come back. What would of happened in the move??
     
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    blackthumb New Seed

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    I wish I could help, I can't even grow basil. I will certainly be keeping my eye on this thread.... any information is welcomed.

    I will master in basil...............
     



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    It might not have had enough time to recreate the root system before the weather got colder. I find basil to be one of the harder herbs to transplant and grow. I can move my chive, sage and thyme anytime and it is fine but they are heartier. I would just suggest to start again when it is optimum in your area to do so.
     
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    Wait a minute. Basil comes back year after year? I thought it flowered and then passed on? I am serously confused. I have several plants in their first year that took an act of god to get growing from seed and I would love for them to come back. I have no problme growing them from seed although it takes a tremendous amount of love and care to do. The one herb I cant grow is rosemary. grrrrrrrr!
     
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    Some basil can come back. It should reseed with the flowers it grows. Some basil is perennial and some is annual. I think that it also depends on what zone you live in. I don't think that sweet basil will come back in my Zone. The winters are too tough.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Petunia, Basil is an annual in our zone.
    You will need to replant it.
     
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    I guess I could be wrong, but I almost thought the basil I had last year had come back from the previous year. Well I guess I'll just plant it in front of a window so that I can use it through the winter time. Thanks Netty.
     

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