Sunday, July 15, 2012

More Basil!!

Is it possible to have too much basil?  Nope!!  Propogating basil is very easy.  Let me show you how!  You might remember in the  EZ Pizza  as well as the  Tomato + Basil Recipe , I mentioned leaving the top two basil leaves on the stem.  Here's why!



All you have to do is place that stem is a glass of water.  I like to put it in a north facing window, where the basil gets lots of light, but not direct sun.  Just let the basil hang out in its glass of water. 




Change the water every other day or so to keep the water clean.




You'll see roots in about one week. 



After a couple of weeks or so, the basil usually has enough roots to place in soil or in a pot. 



Mmmm...  More basil!!  Please visit my Stone Cottage often! 
 
;-)  -Marci

16 comments:

  1. Hi this is GREAT !
    I'm a basil-freak :) I loooooooooooove basil and there is no such thing as too much basil :)
    Thanks for this post - very helpful!

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  2. How perfect! We grew a bunch of basil from seed this year, but as the tomatoes are becoming more bountiful on their own plants, I'm wondering if we have "enough" basil to keep up! Thanks for sharing. Stopped in from Pinkapotamus.

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  3. Hi, Winnie! Thanks for visiting! We are basil freaks, too! -Marci

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  4. Hello, Jen! We love tomatoes and basil! Thank you for stopping by! -Marci

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  5. Love basil, too...never thought to try this, but I will this week. This year I bought Lettuce Leaf Basil - leaves are huge and so fragrant!

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  6. Hi, Patti! Thanks for the advice about Lettuce Leaf Basil. 'Sounds wonderful! We tried Globe Basil this yaer and really like it. -Marci

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  7. I have globe basil also and it so so good. Thanks for the great tips!
    ~Amy~

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  8. How timely! I just asked my sister yesterday if I need to do this. My basil is getting so tall, I knew I needed to look it up. Visiting from CountryMommaCooks. Thanks for the great tip!

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing this! I love basil.. but I always seem to make plants die.. maybe this will help!
    Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  10. This is such a great idea. Can't wait to try it! Thank you sooo much for sharing this great tip!

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  11. Great idea! I think this would be great in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing.
    ~~Lori

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  12. Hi, Dirt Lover! We use a lot of basil around here. This is a fun hostess gift, too! -Marci

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  13. Wonderful, I will be using this technique!!
    kari/sourdoughnative.blogspot.com

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  14. This never works for me. The basil may last a week at the most, but eventually it wilts, withers, or turns brown.

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  15. Hi Marci, I am going to give this a try, it gets so hot here my basil goes to seed and fades, Thanks for the tip. I struggle trying to grow some veggies in Las Vegas.
    I just signed up to receive your posts!!

    Have a great weekend, Karren

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  16. Can mint and/or basil be grown indoors in the winter in Va?

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