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Sat Jul 24, 2021, 04:31 PM

Anyone have a good source for basil seeds?

I'm not talking about the sweet basil from Lowe's or Home Depot. The basil you buy in stores definitely tastes better than the leaves I pluck from my garden and I assume it's because it comes down to the variety of basil I'm growing. So, where can I find a Sweet Basil that grows very large leaves and has an anise taste to it -- not Thai basil?

Thanks in advance.

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Reply Anyone have a good source for basil seeds? (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Jul 2021 OP
Pobeka Jul 2021 #1
paleotn Jul 2021 #2
Baitball Blogger Jul 2021 #7
Kali Jul 2021 #3
Baitball Blogger Jul 2021 #5
LakeArenal Jul 2021 #4
Baitball Blogger Jul 2021 #6
Phoenix61 Jul 2021 #8
chia Jul 2021 #10
Phoenix61 Jul 2021 #12
femmocrat Jul 2021 #14
chia Jul 2021 #15
SharonClark Jul 2021 #9
Baitball Blogger Jul 2021 #11
WhiteTara Jul 2021 #13

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 04:50 PM

1. It does root super easy, so if you can't find seed.

Simply take a stem with leaves, put it in water. About 5 days later you'll see roots forming.

So, worst case -- buy a plant from Lowe's, and make yourself a bunch of seedlings.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 05:38 PM

2. These are my favorites....

Pinetree

https://www.superseeds.com/collections/herbs/basil?sort_by=

Johnny's

https://www.johnnyseeds.com/herbs/basil/

Johnny's usually has a better variety of cultivars, but sometimes I get better germination from Pinetree seeds.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 06:29 PM

7. Thanks. That's what I was looking for.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 05:48 PM

3. soil and local conditions also matter

variety may not be the only issue

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Response to Kali (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 06:28 PM

5. I hope not.

I do know the plant is only good until it flowers. Then the taste changes. And I finally got two plants to make it to maturity. Usually they die from that fungus or bacteria growth. I'm just ready for something tastier.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 06:23 PM

4. Any Amish greenhouses near you?

The might know where.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 06:28 PM

6. No Amish near me.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 06:33 PM

8. I get all my seeds from Baker rare seeds

Super happy with them. My only issue is they have such a large variety and I want them ALL!
https://www.rareseeds.com/

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 06:50 PM

10. You beat me to it. I used to love getting their catalog in the mail

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Response to chia (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 07:53 PM

12. I've used other brands before and planned for

the usual germination rate. Bakerís blew them out of the water. I had so many seedlings I was pawning them off to everyone I knew.

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Response to chia (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 09:26 AM

14. Wow, thanks!

Who knew there were so many varieties of basil! I would also like to try their cucumbers. I havenít had any luck with seeds for a coiuple of years. I think the mice or chipmunks are eating them.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 10:39 AM

15. You're welcome! And that's just the basil, wait til you see their carrots :) Highly recommend asking

for their free catalog, it's gorgeous, full color, well laid out, and will have you dreaming of gardens. Happy planting! You could try starting the seedlings indoors and transplanting them.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 06:46 PM

9. Sweet Italian basil is sweet Italian basil.

It doesnít matter who you buy the seed from.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 07:16 PM

11. I have had problems with the basil from Lowes and HOme Depot.

So I'm inclined to get the ones that are resistant to disease.

"Sweet basil varieties have undergone field trials to select for cold hardiness and resistance to threatening plant diseases. Rutgers researchers, lead by Jim Simon, developed three new varieties of sweet basil that are resistant to basil downy mildew. The following varieties were released by VDF Specialty Seeds in 2018:"

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 12:16 AM

13. baker's seed

rare seeds, seed savers are a couple

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