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Rose Seemann
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Older basil leaves get tough and the flavor changes a lot. I've used up and pesto'd the good stuff.  Now I've got lots of basil that's over the hill but still green. Is there a way to use this or should I compost it?
 
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My old basil tends to not taste so good, so I simply feed it to my rabbits.
 
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Rose: In my garden, I let "spent" plants go to seed.

 
John Polk
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I let "spent" plants go to seed. 

Yeah, my basil is flowering now, and there are many kinds of pollinators working it.
Let the pollinators turn it into a self seeding annual.
Wonderful to watch...even better for next spring.



 
Rose Seemann
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Self-seed and bunnies - thanks!
 
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