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OT: I did not know Basil flowers
Posted by: lazydays
Date: November 05, 2012 11:08PM
I started some basil from seed inside the house this spring, transplanted outside for the summer, and it's been inside for about a month now. Today I clipped some leaves for a spicy basil and chicken stir fry and noticed it is flowering!

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Re: OT: I did not know Basil flowers
Posted by: dad@home
Date: November 05, 2012 11:16PM
Pinch off the flowers!

The plant will produce lots more and larger leaves if you pinch them off.

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Re: OT: I did not know Basil flowers
Posted by: M>B>
Date: November 06, 2012 12:07AM
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dad@home
Pinch off the flowers!

The plant will produce lots more and larger leaves if you pinch them off.

John

Pinch it a back more and it will last longer.

And, bring them inside before the frost!
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Re: OT: I did not know Basil flowers
Posted by: lazydays
Date: November 06, 2012 12:18AM
Thanks for the advice on pinching off the flowers. The plants have been inside for about a month now and apparently are doing very well. I'm using a grow system that I bough that uses fluorescent lighting and then I bought some supplemental lighting for the large plants.

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Re: OT: I did not know Basil flowers
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 06, 2012 12:18AM
I believe that all plants flower, although sometimes the flowers are too small to see.

Oh, that's a scrawny little basil plant. grinning smiley

How in the world could you make pesto with that?
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Re: OT: I did not know Basil flowers
Posted by: lazydays
Date: November 06, 2012 12:35AM
I have two of the basil plants and so far the size has worked well for me. I take clippings about once or twice a week although I'd like to cook with basil more often. I think it's my favorite herb. I make a fantastic thai green bean dish with basil.
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Re: OT: I did not know Basil flowers
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 06, 2012 12:44AM
I probably have a 10 pound stash of frozen pesto.yum smiley

Try the purple Thai basil.
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Re: OT: I did not know Basil flowers
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: November 06, 2012 12:51AM
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Re: OT: I did not know Basil flowers
Posted by: samintx
Date: November 06, 2012 05:20AM
All plants produce flower I agree with free radical. Sometimes the "flowers" look like leaves but they are indeed flowers.
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Re: OT: I did not know Basil flowers
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: November 06, 2012 05:48AM
If you have enough flowers, try making a recipe just from the flowers--delicate and delicious!
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Re: OT: I did not know Basil flowers
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 06, 2012 07:58AM
I didn't know him, either.

Wasn't he in Hendrix' band?
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Re: OT: I did not know Basil flowers
Posted by: rz
Date: November 06, 2012 08:58AM
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mrbigstuff
I didn't know him, either.

Wasn't he in Hendrix' band?

No, he owns a hotel in Torquay...
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Re: OT: I did not know Basil flowers
Posted by: digby
Date: November 06, 2012 09:01AM
No, no, that was Basil Flowlty. He was an innkeeper that ended up, through a hilarious set of circumstances, sitting in with Hendrix's band... with a moose head stuck on his head, which is why there are no photos of this lineup of the band.

Rumor has it that a young Buddy Miles happened to have car trouble and had to stay at this very inn. He took one look at the moose-adorned drummer trying to see the cymbals, grabbed the drumsticks and reportedly snarled "Back off, Bullwinkle. I'll show ya how it's done." After a spirited jam incorporating "Manic Depression" and "Wipe Out", Jimi asked Buddy to join the band.

Fun Fact: The last Hendrix saw of Basil Flowlty, a waiter from Barcelona was trying to pull off the moosehead, and Buddy Miles, mistaking the waiter's accent ("Meestah Flowlty, Meestah Flowlty!" ), voted for calling the newly-formed band "Bad Gypsies". One typo on a gig poster later, Band of Gypsies was born.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/06/2012 09:07AM by digby.
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Re: OT: I did not know Basil flowers
Posted by: lazydays
Date: November 06, 2012 11:32AM
I have no idea what you guys are talking about or how we got there from a basil plant. dunno smiley
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Re: OT: I did not know Basil flowers
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 07, 2012 01:55PM
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digby
No, no, that was Basil Flowlty. He was an innkeeper that ended up, through a hilarious set of circumstances, sitting in with Hendrix's band... with a moose head stuck on his head, which is why there are no photos of this lineup of the band.

Rumor has it that a young Buddy Miles happened to have car trouble and had to stay at this very inn. He took one look at the moose-adorned drummer trying to see the cymbals, grabbed the drumsticks and reportedly snarled "Back off, Bullwinkle. I'll show ya how it's done." After a spirited jam incorporating "Manic Depression" and "Wipe Out", Jimi asked Buddy to join the band.

Fun Fact: The last Hendrix saw of Basil Flowlty, a waiter from Barcelona was trying to pull off the moosehead, and Buddy Miles, mistaking the waiter's accent ("Meestah Flowlty, Meestah Flowlty!" ), voted for calling the newly-formed band "Bad Gypsies". One typo on a gig poster later, Band of Gypsies was born.

I enjoyed that, and got it, too.
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