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Hello, is there anyway this Basil can be saved? We had some really warm weather so I put it outside and it was doing well, but then it got really cold and it went like this... 


  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 2,177
    I don't think so. Basil is one of the herbs that you need to keep on sowing so that you have more plants coming that can be picked.
  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,272
    If you can get a basil plant from the supermarket, take some cuttings (they will root in water) and you can have basil all year without the faff of growing it from seed.
  • @Ceres great tip! Will give this a go. No luck so far with a couple of varieties I’ve sown despite them being in the greenhouse. 
  • tui34tui34 Posts: 2,850
    @English_girl_in_France  Bonjour!  Even down here in the South of France, it is far too cold at night to be putting Basil out or any summer vegetable for that matter.  Yes, we have some lovely sunny days, but we are still at the "end of winter" period and April could be quite cool.  

    You can buy Basil plants from your local garden centre, usually about a dozen in a round pot - but don't plant them out into the garden quite yet.  End of April - and even then....

    Don't be in a hurry (as we all tend to be after winter) otherwise you're other plants could go down the same road as the Basil.

    Happy gardening.
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,683
    Bonjour from me too, I'm in Dordogne.

    Basil hates cold, I don't put it outside until mid May, but it's usually quite happy on the kitchen window sill. I've just moved house and noticed that my new kitchen doesn't have a window sill!

    If you pick the tips for cooking then it makes side shoots and gets quite bushy and there are usually several plants in a pot so it keeps going for some time. I do what @Ceres does, it roots very easily in water.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • @Ceres thanks! I will definitely try this! 
  • Bonjour! @tuikowhai34 & @Busy-Lizzie
    Thanks for the advice! I will get another one and keep inside for now 😊 definitely got a bit over excited as it's my first spring with a garden 🤗🤗 
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