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DIY greenhouse

by Dorothee5 4 months ago

Hello everyone. I have got a big garden, but I wanted to create a place in it where I can grow some plants like veget...


DonShirer commented 23 days ago

Fresh Basil

by zigzag17 3 months ago

When I buy basil in supermarkets in those plastic containers, the leaves are always soft and delicate in a good way. ...


MikeG commented 2 months ago

What to do with Lots of Basil Besides Pesto?

by Euonymous 12 years ago

My husband recently returned from the Farmers' Market with three gigantic bunches of fresh basil. My second daughter...


seefoo commented 3 months ago

Revelation Re: Fresh Basil

by walker 8 months ago

For years, I've tried different methods of keeping fresh basil, in the fridge, one way or another. Sometimes I've ju...


dfrostnh commented 8 months ago

What should I do with a large amount of mixed basil?

by vonshu 12 months ago

Went around this morning and harvested a bunch of basil so that it doesn't go to seed and now I don't know what to do...


varelse commented 8 months ago

Thai basil, kaffir lime leaves, Thai eggplant in bay area

by learntocookchinese 1 year ago

I think I've seen Thai basil and kaffir lime leaves before at Ranch 99 in Mountain View, but they aren't there now. A...

Melanie Wong

Melanie Wong commented 10 months ago

Basil Pesto in bulk

by e_bone 10 years ago

I have a mountain of basil and I'd like to make copious amounts of pesto. I usually eyeball quantities but with this ...

jen kalb

jen kalb commented 12 months ago

Blanched Basil is Bland

by HouseofEscobar 1 year ago

I am trying to preserve a pound of basil via blanch and freeze. I didn't think I did the blanching too long, maybe 8 ...


janniecooks commented 12 months ago

Can I freeze lemongrass and basil?

by Westy 5 years ago

Has anyone had any success freezing basil and lemongrass? I have a bumper crop, but I know we are facing a freeze pre...


Berniethebajopicker commented 1 year ago

Menus from the Garden

by dfrostnh 1 year ago

What are you growing based on a particular favorite vegetable? Last year I experimented with a lot of different ...


dfrostnh commented 1 year ago

Lemon Basil - What to do with it?

by Cebca 9 years ago

I bought a wonderfully fragrant, deliciously fresh bunch of lemon basil at the Farmer's Market on Tuesday and cannot ...


dcotillo commented 1 year ago

Is is safe to eat Basil with bugs?

by crowmuncher 7 years ago

I notice this white, nasty growth on my sorry excuse for a basil plant. I do like to use it on pizza, etc but always...


jnm3079 commented 1 year ago

Wal Mart bags & kiddie pool gardening

by cstout 2 years ago

Larry Hall has started an internet revolution with using Wal Mart grocery bags filled with soil & plants sitting in k...


ad7yn commented 1 year ago

Can I still use frozen and darkened basil leaves?

by nycguy20011 1 year ago

I accidentally froze basil leaves in the back of the fridge. The leaves look thinner and darker than usual. Can I sti...

hill food

hill food commented 1 year ago

"Pesto Perpetuo" Basil

by cheesemaestro 6 years ago

This year I grew a pot of this basil to make some late-season pesto. If you're not familiar with this variety, it is...


DonShirer commented 2 years ago

Cheap basil

by sbug206 2 years ago

Any suggestions to get a large quantity of basil cheap? I want to make a batch of pesto.


KitchenVoodoo commented 2 years ago

*July 2009 COTM* SPICE: Parsley, Mint, Dill, and Sweet Basil

by foxy fairy 9 years ago

Our Chowhound July 2009 Cookbook of the Month is Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean by Ana Sortun. Plea...


beetlebug commented 2 years ago

Other than pesto...

by small h 2 years ago

What can do I with an enormous amount of basil? I'm just one (small) person, and there's only so much panzanella and ...


munchkin1 commented 2 years ago

Why did my hydroponic basil wither and die?

by fldhkybnva 5 years ago

I have been using a lot of basil and so I figured it'd be a good idea to get a hydropic plant. I have never had a gre...


bettynorth commented 2 years ago

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