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Thai basal as a house plant?

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    Bullfinchieposted 18 months ago

    Thai basal as a house plant?

    How many years can I keep thai basil as a house plant if I trim OFF the flower tops befire bloom.

  2. Besarien profile image86
    Besarienposted 18 months ago

    Repot it immediately after you get one. Every basil plant I've ever bought has been root bound. It won't take long, maybe three months or so, before you'll need to move it into a bigger pot, too. With frequent watering kept in a nice sunny window, Thai basil should flourish inside your house. A leaf tastes great crushed up in lemonade or iced tea. If it flowers, cut them before the seeds form. Supposedly letting them go to seed changes the flavor of the leaves somehow. I have had my Thai basil about three years. Still really healthy and vibrant. I let the water cool after I steam veggies and use that to water the Thai basil to give it extra nutrients instead of using a chemical plant food which I really don't trust to ingest. The plant seems to like it!

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      Bullfinchieposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      OK
      GREAT
      GREW MINE FROM SEED.
      ITS IN MY GARDEN.  BUT IM BRINGING IT INSIDE FOR THE WINTER UNDET A GROW LIGHT 7 HOURS PER DAY!
      Thank U!!

  3. nochance profile image93
    nochanceposted 18 months ago

    Alright, according to some gardening websites you would have to make sure to fertilize it as well as use a grow light to make sure it is getting at least 6 hours of real light a day.

    You would probably want to replant it outside each year and then bring it back inside for the winter.

    http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/ … ndoors.htm

    http://forums.gardenweb.com/discussions … ouse-plant

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      Bullfinchieposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      I will put in a 3 gal pot.  Transfer outside every summer and use my grow light for 7 hours each day inside.  Thank U for the links!!

  4. Peter Jewicz profile image60
    Peter Jewiczposted 7 months ago

    Basil can last a year or two with proper maintenance. Obviously good care can help it reach that two year mark.

    You should also take care to repot about once a year. This helps it grow by providing fresh soil, but also helps prevent pests from taking hold and damaging your plant.


    More info on growing basil: http://www.theindoorgardens.com/tips-fo … l-indoors/

 
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