bringing basil indoors?

earlyfig2003(9)October 5, 2010

I have some large basil plants... first year growing these and I learned they are very hardy. I snipped off a top once and stuck it in the ground and it grew into a beautiful plant... SO! I'm wondering, can I bring some of these indoors to keep them over the winter?

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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Basil is an annual and grows for one growing season. I've heard of people taking cuttings and starting those to stretch out its life.

I always plant new seed come spring so perhaps others that try to keep it going can other advice.


    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 12:11PM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

I brought one in last year and it got bugs really bad. I think they were spidermites or something like that. I ended up throwing it right out the backdoor...pot and all. It died a snowy death :)

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 11:28PM
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hahaha! Thanks franktank... maybe I'll just let em go... :-)

FataMorgana, you're probably right. I LOVE planting seeds in the spring any way. :-)

    Bookmark   October 6, 2010 at 1:49PM
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