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Is this Basil or something else.

 
James Everett
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Just coming up along where I planted this basil just not sure if it was or just a weed.

this is basil I planted.
 
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Looks like pigweed to me. Also edible, but I wouldn't even consider making pesto from it. Basil has a pretty unique tell, crush and smell a leaf, and if it doesn't have the right aroma, it's not basil.
 
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It could be amaranth. There are many wild forms. It is used like spinach.
 
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ok found the actual basil growing under this so thinned out the pigweed so basil would grow but where nothing was coming up letting it stay for cover for now.
 
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Good. But when you do pull the pigweed (ie weedy amaranth), if it hasn't gone to flower or woody yet, do be sure to cook it up as spinach.
 
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