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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

     Lettuce Leaf Basil

     Purple Ruffles Basil

     Sweet Basil

     Basil pesto perpetuo

     Cinnamon Basil

     Red Basil

     Bush Basil

     Lemon Basil

     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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