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Casa Quickie: Basil Starters, the Cheap and Easy Way

The next time you buy a batch of basil at the grocery store or farmer's market, don't throw away the stems! Leave a few leaves on any basil cutting that is 3 to 5 inches long. Then, pinch off the flowers on the top of the basil, cut a clean, angled end on the basil, and stick it in some water. Place it in a bright location and within a few weeks you should have enough root growth to plant a crop of basil.

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girlinthesun girlinthesun 7 years
i don't like it. i like seeing basil in a clay pot with soil. i don't know why but it just seems right. this does not make me want to pinch it and put in my salad. the only plant i like in a clear vase is luck bamboo. that vase is cool though and only .79, that's bananas. *check blackberry for free time to treak to ikea.*
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Neat!
missquiet missquiet 8 years
Ladyv, I'm pretty sure the vase is from Ikea. :) http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40113180
Hannah426 Hannah426 8 years
I dont think i would like this growing in my house.
ladyv ladyv 8 years
Where is the vase from?
ladyv ladyv 8 years
Where is the vase from?
So-Fab So-Fab 8 years
I just started my MIL and my herb garden yesterday! If it doesn't work I'll try this.
omlove omlove 8 years
I've done this ...it really works ;)
thelorax thelorax 8 years
I'm going to try this! My herb seedlings aren't looking so hot but I've had good luck propagating from existing plants before - I just never thought to look in the produce aisle to do this! I wonder if it works with cilantro...
Just-Oh Just-Oh 8 years
We just transplanted three basil plants that started off last month as produce section purchases.
dolceproserpine dolceproserpine 8 years
This is a great idea! I'm definitely going to give it a go :D
atrashid atrashid 8 years
I've tried doing this several times and my basil always dies. i think i have a black thumb. :(
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Great idea!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Great idea!
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