Post by pepperhead212 on Apr 18, 2017 23:30:18 GMT -5
I started some basil seeds last Wednesday, and one variety that is new to me - Blue Spice (from Baker Creek www.rareseeds.com/basil-blue-spice/) - Had an incredible germination rate: I ended up with far more plants than the number of seeds planted! Sort of like planting chard! I soaked about 6 seeds of the other 4 varieties (Thai, Serrata, Holy, and Dulce Vita), and a dozen of the Blue Spice. Here's a photo showing how many of the blue spice compared to the others coming up, and I had actually pulled a bunch of the blue spice, trying to thin it! Anybody ever here of this happening with basil? I know sometimes you'll see those packs of recently started basil in nurseries, instead of single plants, but I figure it is because they planted a lot of seeds, not something like this!
pepperhead212 Mine come up like that too, they are just the plain regular basil. I separate them when they are about the size yours are and they grow fast. I will have several for market. I don't soak them, they sprout quickly. I figure they soak in the wet soil.