genetically engineered basil seeds? generations of bitter!
hi there seed savers!
perplexed by this year's crop of basil. last year i purchased some Italian Basil seeds from a generic garden center. i can't remember the brand unfortunately, but they weren't special heirloom or saved seeds. just factory looking seeds.
the first generation of basil, grown in window boxes with organic gardening soil and worm compost, was great and tasty. i saved a lot of seeds when they went to flower.
this year, the basil grown from the saved seed has been bitter bitter bitter - even when it is still very young and just a few leaves big. the window box conditions are exactly the same, and none of the other herbs and greens growing in them are experiencing the same problem.
could the seeds have been engineered to taste bad on the second generation?
any ideas of what else might be going on?
thanks so much for your thoughts!