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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

My Garden Basil Grown From Seeds

The first batch of Basil plants in my garden were all grown from cuttings. I used to grow a few types of Basil including the Sweet Basil. My son only uses the Sweet Basil for his cooking but not the Thai Basil or other Basil that has very strong smell. I don't use Basil leaves for cooking because hubby doesn't like any kind of Basil. I also gave up growing Basil but somehow, I kept one pot growing in my garden to bless my friends.
The above is the only remaining pot of Basil from the earlier batch. Usually I will cut off the flowers to encourage more leaves and this round I discarded the flowers onto 2 pots, hoping to get rid of the tiny snails that were eating my leafy green vegetables.
And these are the Basil plants that sprouted from the discarded flower seeds that I scattered onto these 2 flower pots.
Last week, before meeting my friend for breakfast, I cut some Basil leaves for her.
All cut and nicely wrapped and packed to give my friend but then I forgot all about it. I left it on my dining table. I finally get to pass a fresh bunch of basil to her when she dropped by one day.
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The following photos are for joining Floral Bliss.
 I took these photos on our previous visit to Fraser's Hill.
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37 comments:

  1. I grow also basil, the ordinary Genovese type, not the spicy ones. Oh how pretty those flowers are - bougainvillea and amaryllis! Wishing you a lovely day Nancy <3

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  2. I love to eat all types of Basil. Your friend is so blessed to have fresh basil leaves given to her by you.

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  3. When my basil plants all died on me, I was pretty desperate to regrow them. Tried planting flower stalks I'd saved from old plants, no deal. Tried to pinch flowers off plants in the supermarket, didn't grow. Ended up buying a plant from the nursery.

    And now that I have a thriving plant, not cooking with it hehe. Kids and hubby don't like the strong smell.

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    1. I too don't cook basil because hubby doesn't like it.

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  4. Such bright red colour of your flowers! Beautiful!

    Your basil leaves look so green, fresh and nicely packed for your friend.

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  5. You basil are really so healthy and beautiful! Mine are doing quite OK, grown from seeds my dad brought all the way from Terengganu.

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  6. Your basil is doing brilliantly. The bougainvillea and amaryllis flowers are beautiful.
    Have a wonderful Christmas Nancy and a very Happy New Year. See you again in 2018!

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    1. Thank you, Prunella! Have a blessed Christmas and Happy new year too!

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  7. Love your basil plants...so healthy and beautiful.

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  8. ...your garden is always a joy to see.

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  9. Me encanta la albahaca,las flores se ven muy lindas. Besos.

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  10. Fabulous green thumb. Beautiful colors. Beautiful garden.

    Have a wonderful day, Nancy. ♥

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    1. Then you won't have to mess with dirt and go under the hot sun. Lol!

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  12. Pretty flowers, and you could grow basil and give it to friends each year as gifts!

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  13. I wish I had green fingers, can do gardening...

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  14. I'm sure you get a sense of accomplishment by growing your own herbs! The flowers are great to see, so pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Bettyl! It is so rewarding to see the herbs grow.

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  15. They all look so healthy. Diane

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  16. wow! love the basil plants they are so healthy..

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