Basil cross pollinating, what are the odds?
I planted a dedicated herb garden for the first time this year. It's about 25'x25' with 4 foot wide raised beds and an open area inside so I can reach everything. I planted all my basil together in one long bed, about 6 to 10 plants each; Sweet, Genovese, Sacred, Sweet Dani , Lemon, Thai. The Sacred basil smells so wonderful that, next year I want to plant a lot more than the 6 plants that I did this year. I was thinking of saving the seeds from this year. But what are the odds that the basils have cross pollinated with each other? When I laid out the garden cross pollination didn't even occur to me. (DUH!) I was so proud of myself to being "organized" enough to get everything planted and labeled. The basil plants get lots of happy bee action. I don't want to plant seeds that won't come true next year. So, what are the chances?