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abbeyj

Container gardener in Australia 🌱🐨 FOLLOW ME: www.pottedup.home.blog | www.facebook.com/pottedupblog | www.instagram.com/pottedupblog

Ocimum Basilicum

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abbeyj

#wildlifewednesday tiny spider living in one of my basil flower stalks 🤷‍♀️ guess he can stay 😂🕷 #spider #basil #flower #flowerstalk #gyo #vegetablegarden #containergarden #autumn #fall

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abbeyj

Going to flower! I’ll have to look up how to save the seeds 🤗 and find a good pesto recipe so I can use it all before it dies 😂🌱 #basil #herbs #seedsaving #gyo #flower #vegetablegarden #containergarden #autumn #fall

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abbeyj

Thanks @cyndi! Xx

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brightcolours

You’ll get more basil if you pick the flower heads off or harvest the top growth as it encourages lateral shoots.

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abbeyj

@brightcolours thanks for that! I do know but I’ve been eager to see it flower and collect the seeds to sow again in spring. I’ve got enough basil to supply the street for now 😋

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brightcolours

Lucky neighbours!! You can freeze pesto. Or store it in jars covered with olive oil.

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abbeyj

@brightcolours lol! Yep that’s my plan. I’m gonna freeze it in ice cube trays I think 😃

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brightcolours

Sounds like you’ll be busy!!! 😊

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abbeyj

Haven’t posted a #basil update in a while, I eat it with pretty much everything now 😂🌱 #herbs #gyo #basilanyone? #vegetablegarden #containergarden #autumn #fall

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jennlamaye

Yes please! 😁

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abbeyj

@jennlamaye there sure is enough to go ‘round! 😂

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abbeyj

Deserved (and needed) a bigger pot 😋👌 #herbs #basil #gyo #containergarden #container #pot #summer

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brightcolours

Looks good. But you’ve got five(?) plants in there? I’d transplant 3, or even 4, of them so they all have room to grow. Also pinch out the growing tips = more basil.

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KariSamuel

@cyndi @brightcolours - nearly word for word you said it! 😄 At least we are consistent in our knowledge! 😂

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brightcolours

@KariSamuel @cyndi 😊😊😊

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brightcolours

#basil-advice

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abbeyj

@brightcolours @cyndi @KariSamuel wow thank you for all your kind advice! Really helping a new gardener out 😁🌱

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abbeyj

One month 🌱❤️ #basil #herbs #seedlings #gyo

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abbeyj

Growing well in their new pots 👌🌱 #seedlings #basil #herbs #gyo

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jennlamaye

Yummm! How old are these babies?

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abbeyj

3 weeks 😁 @jennlamaye I can’t believe how quickly they germinated and grew!

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abbeyj

Hoping my first #transplant is a success 🤞 (and I have 3 more of these!) #Basil anyone? #seedlings #gyo #containergarden

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abbeyj

Second set of true leaves starting to come through! Time to #transplant into their bigger pots I think #gyo #basil #seed #seedlings

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abbeyj

Love the big guy at the back 🌱 so happy they’re surviving this 40c heat #seedlings #basil #gyo

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abbeyj

#Basil #seedlings are smelling so good 🌱

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brightcolours

#bestofjanuary

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KariSamuel

It is the most divine fragrance! 💚

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