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Giant Basil

Posted by renais nm (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 14, 04 at 4:33

For those who like to eat giant plants, as well as grow them, I would recommend basil. There are several lettuce leaf types which will produce leaves 4-6 inches long and up to 4 inches wide. These plants make it easy to get enough basil for a good batch of pesto, or to wrap up food in basil for baking. Folks who see our large basil leaves and plants are always commenting on them.

Renais


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RE: Giant Basil

Hmmm, basil leaves for wrapping . . .that sounds interesting, actually.


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RE: Giant Basil

where can I get or buy seeds for giant basil?


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RE: Giant Basil

Johnny's sells a couple of the lettuce leaf varieties, as does Pinetree. With no effort, you will be getting leaves that are 4-6 inches long. If you give the plant lots of room, fertilizer and water, the leaves will be bigger.


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RE: Giant Basil

growitalian.com sells a great-tasting variety called Napoletano which has better flavor than any other lettuce leaf's I've tried.


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