Harvesting basil

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  1. marlingardener

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    Lots of basil, which is still growing in this heat (bless Mediterranian herbs). I chopped and froze a container of it. We still have thyme and rosemary, but the parsley and marjoram are goners. Marjoram lasted three years, so I can't complain, especially since I have lots of dried marjoram in the pantry!
     
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  3. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I love fresh basil!!
     
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    Netty, wish I could send you a couple of my basil plants. As I posted before, I keep cutting basil and putting a stem or two in a glass of water to use fresh. Then dinner plans change or I get lazy (guess which!) and the basil stems develop roots. Being frugal as well as lazy, I pot them up and end up with more basil plants than I need.
    Around here, herbs are a foreign element. If it ain't salt or pepper, they don't want it on their "vittles". Trying to give away herb plants or even dried herbs is harder than convincing folks a skunk is just a differently colored cat.
     
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    Good post, Marlin. You make me smile.
     



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    I have tons of basil, purple and green with big leaves and small, it is really great.
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    I will leave them to flower for next years seeds
     
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    Odif, I have seen purple basil, but never tried it. Please tell me, does it taste the same as the green basil?
     
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    @marlingardener purple and green tastes the same. Thai basil is also purple and is not quite the same taste.
     
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    Odif, thank you for explaining. I'll plant some purple (not Thia) next year, just for the color in salads.
     
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    Yum basil!
     

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