Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
Profile Image Beanie Burrito

BeanieBurrito

Indoor grower (for now). Just got a house with my boyfriend & I now have an overwhelming desire to fill up my sunroom with lots of plants! 🌿 Zone 6a.

Ocimum basilicum var. purpurascens

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
  • Like Count 13
comment
BeanieBurrito

Day 21 & the Purple Basil is out of control! Love these babies so much. Probably should think about thinning the heard though, huh? 😢 #purplebasil #plants #seedlings #herbs #herbgarden

2w
  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
  • Like Count 15
comment
BeanieBurrito

Purple Basil Day 10. #herbs #herbgarden #sprouts #sprouting #seedlings #basil #purplebasil

2w
comment
srt8

How does the basil taste?

2w
comment
BeanieBurrito

@srt8 I haven't tasted it yet, but apparently it's slightly spicy and clove-like.

2w
  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
  • Like Count 22
comment
BeanieBurrito

Purple Basil Day 7. 😍💜 #herbs #herbgarden #sprouts #sprouting #seedlings #purplebasil #basil

2w
comment
jeatacake

Very good going for only day 7 👍

2w
comment
BeanieBurrito

@jeatacake Thank you! I'm starting to feel the pressure of needing to thin out the Purple Basil, White Yarrow, & Lemon Balm. ☹ It's going to be so hard to do... but I know it's for the best. I was a little overzealous (convinced I had a black thumb) & planted too many seeds per teacup. When should I thin them? When they all have their true leaves or when they start touching each other (I plan on snipping them so as not to disturb the ones I want to keep)?

2w
comment
jeatacake

Yes, sowing seeds does result in more work, multiplied up to another scale. I'm sure it'll be worth the effort though. I would leave them at least another week or so, as they are not really crowded & will be easier to handle when bigger.

2w
  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
  • Like Count 14
comment
BeanieBurrito

💜 Purple Basil Day 6 💜 #herbs #herbgarden #basil #purplebasil #sprouts #sprouting #seedlings

2w
  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
  • Like Count 11
comment
BeanieBurrito

💜 Purple Basil Day 5 💜 #herbs #herbgarden #basil #purplebasil #sprouts #sprouting #seedlings

2w
comment
bpetty55

At first glance, I though these were tiny living stones

2w
comment
BeanieBurrito

Omg! I can totally see that now that you've mentioned it. I'm waiting on my lithops delivery. 😍😍😍

2w
  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
  • Like Count 11
comment
BeanieBurrito

Purple Basil Day 4. #sprouts #sprouting #herbs #herbgarden #purplebasil #basil

2w
  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
  • Like Count 3
comment
BeanieBurrito

Omg! My Purple Basil sprouted too!!! I'm a happy plant mom. 💜 #sprouts #sprouting #basil #purplebasil #herbs #herbgarden

2w
comment
veepaisal

Can't wait to see them sprout up bigger!

2w
comment
BeanieBurrito

@veepaisal Me either! I find myself looking at them every few minutes. 😅

2w