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Basil - seeds from current plant

Posted by rj_hythloday 8A (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 15, 08 at 8:38

From what I've read I trim the flowering parts of my basil to keep it from taking flavor from the leaves. I've also read the best way to get a new plant is not from a cutting but to let it go to seed.

Should I harvest leaves now, then let it go fully flower and go to seed? Or could I just let one branch flower and go to seed or would that affect the flavor of the whole plant?

I was also wondering if a cutting that was already flowering would do the trick. Just keep the cutting alive long enough for it to go to seed, with out affecting the plant.

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RE: Basil - seeds from current plant

Paragraph 3 I guess But the seed saving forum may have a better answer

RE: Basil - seeds from current plant


So letting on part flower will affect the whole plant's taste?

Thanks for the reply



I hadn't seen seed saving but will post there.

Here is a link that might be useful: seed saving thread


Ok this is the link

Here is a link that might be useful: seed saving thread

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