I Have a Basil Problem

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“I have a problem,” I told Dan guiltily as I climbed out of the car. I had just made a trip to the garden center for some topsoil and mulch and I got a little…sidetracked.

He sighed, “how much basil did you buy?”

“Only 1 this time, I swear!” This brought my basil plant count to 18. We were running out of garden space for them all, but I couldn’t resist the new-to-me boxwood basil.

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So now we have one bed, one cold frame, and 7 containers filled with basil of all shapes and sizes. From the tiny-leaved boxwood basil to the Purple Opal to the citrus-scented lime basil to the traditional Genovese basil, we’ve got it all: lemon, lime, Purple Opal, Genovese, Thai, Greek, spicy globe, boxwood.

I need to go get another bag of mulch this week…don’t let me come home with any more basil!

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  1. says

    haha, oh my ! i love this. i only have 3 basil plants, but i totally understand how you can accumulate so many. i’m sure i’d have more if we had more room. there are so many cool varieties! 🙂

    • Julie says

      This is a great idea for a Brain Food 101 post. I’ll try to get one up soon– stay tuned!