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Transplanting Basil

Posted by gardenlady76 TX coast/9 (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 18, 12 at 11:13

Nice forum, haven't visited here before. I know basil is an annual, but I have some gorgeous basil plants and I was wondering if I could dig them up, put them in pots and keep them in the greenhouse when winter approaches? And, can I do that with any of the other herbs instead of starting from scratch come fall?

Has anyone tried this?

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RE: Transplanting Basil

Some people use cuttings from basil to start new plants. Search back posts in this forum for info.


RE: Transplanting Basil

I have never tried to do cuttings or to transplants but anything is worth trying once. I do hope you have more than one plant as I do not know how well they do transplant. I like to have a few plants so I can let one go to seed as the seeds that you harvest from those plants are so much better than any you will get from a seed company. I would water very heavily a few days before you dig so the soil is not too dry and make digging easier and less change of disturbing the roots of your plant.

RE: Transplanting Basil

Thanks to both of you for your response. I have transplanted two of the plants into pots, one in clay the other in plastic to see if the pot makes a difference. It has been a few days now and they still look good. Until they get established I am keeping them in partial shade and will then move them to the greenhouse to see if they will over winter.

Wally1936 thanks for the suggestion on the seeds I will be sure to plant a few of them.

Thanks again.

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