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skibo
Grand Rapids, MI

August 25, 2008
10:13 AM

Post #5464397

I've been not only pinching mine, but neighbor's and family member's basil...I'm going to stop pinching today!!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

August 25, 2008
1:17 PM

Post #5464785

LOL! You don't have to stop pinching all of them... even a few bloom stalks here and there will give you plenty of seeds, and then you can keep making pesto etc. :-)
cactuspatch
Alamogordo, NM
(Zone 7b)

August 25, 2008
10:31 PM

Post #5467047

Good article. I took a short trip and didn't pinch for a week, some went to seed and now I have several more basil plants this summer.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

August 26, 2008
2:35 AM

Post #5468277

It's remarkable how quickly they'll bloom and set seed, especially later in the season. :-)
cactuspatch
Alamogordo, NM
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2008
2:05 AM

Post #5472453

Yes, one of my volunteers came up in a pot of Society garlic sitting in the middle of the herb garden. I had to pinch the seeds off today so I can have basil for a few more months!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2008
2:08 AM

Post #5472480

I had a volunteer come up in a crack between the patio pavers... it's setting seed, too!
cactuspatch
Alamogordo, NM
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2008
2:11 AM

Post #5472491

Yes, I have some coming up in my cracks between the flagstones. I usually let them go to seed and then don't have to plant next spring. But some years that doesn't work.

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