Saturday, August 10, 2013

Can I Plant This?

At the farmer's market today, I saw this big bunch of basil for $3! What a deal! I love that it still had roots! So when I got it home, I thought, hey, I wonder if I could stick this in some soil and plant it? It's a farmer's market, so it probably was picked that morning. For $3, hey, I'll give it a try!
Here is the basil that I stuck in a pot on my windowsill. Not the waiting begins. What do you think? Will it work? Or is it a goner??

3 comments:

  1. I keep cut basil in a small vase on my windowsill, and it almost always develops roots. I've planted it in a pot and had it grow just fine. Yours looks quite tall, you might want to pinch it back so it can put more energy into surviving and growing.

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  2. Yes, it can work.

    I would go ahead and harvest most of the plant for basil - pesto, anyone? - and leave just the bottom stems. It will sprout from the base and the remaining stems.

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  3. Totally agree with Flatbush!

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