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  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    I am going to give it a whirl and makes some purchases !  Chilli lover - I like the sound of that basil - shop bought , or grown from seed or garden centre ?

  • Greek basil is lovely too - also has tiny leaves - am guessing maybe Chilli's Aristotle may be related, with a name like that image

    Use it for pesto as great not having to chop anything, tho' it is a bit more lemoney tasting.

  • got mine potted from loal garden ctr, but it self seeds really well too Jean

  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    I'm going on a hunt for the greek/aristotle basil  . Will most the herbs mentioned survive over winter ? I'm now thinking of an all basil sink seeing how lilylouise has 8 varieties. Thanks to everyone for yet another brilliant idea ! Getting all excited now thinking about planting - one more thing - I'm sure I've heard somewhere that you can't let basil flower . Is that true anyone ?

  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,013

    It is probably best to pinch the flowers off - I don't do that with my African Blue though as the bees love it so much. I take cuttings from it at the end of the summer image

    African Blue Basil

    http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/odds011-3.jpg

     Lettuce Leaf Basil

    http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/odds012-3.jpg

     Purple Ruffles Basil

    http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/odds016-1.jpg

     Sweet Basil

    http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/odds019-2.jpg

     Basil pesto perpetuo

    http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/odds015-2.jpg

     Cinnamon Basil

    http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/odds021-1.jpg

     Red Basil

    http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/odds022-1.jpg

     Bush Basil

    http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/odds017-3.jpg

     Lemon Basil

    http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/odds020-3.jpg

     The African Blue and Basil pesto perpetuo are su[pposed to be perennials - I have managed to overwinter African Blue cuttings but not Basil pesto perpetuo

    Pam x

     

  • jude5jude5 Posts: 65

    Blimey! You're just showing off lilylouise! Seriously though, love that African blue, where can I get some?

  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,013
    jude5 wrote (see)

    Blimey! You're just showing off lilylouise! Seriously though, love that African blue, where can I get some?

    Sorry jude5 image I just love Basils image I have a spare cutting if you would like one image

    Pam x

  • chilli loverchilli lover Posts: 290

    Hi Jean - I grow my Aristotle from seed but if you google it you can but plugs for instant effect.

  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    Pam - what great photos ! Want them all ! I agree with jude - the african blue one is a stunner along with purple ruffles. I can imagine them to taste as good as they look. Chilli lover - going to google !  Just wondering do you grow chillis too ?

  • jude5jude5 Posts: 65

    Pam, I would love a cutting. Am going to attempt to message you but have never done it before so don't hold your breath!

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