Wide variance in basil.

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Out of 30 seeds the cheapo clearance "Grow Your Own Basil" (Genovese) produced 4 and 2 and looking ok. I drowned the others, but these two are doing well on top of the fridge under a grow light. I bought some Opal and have a lot of tiny seedings growing in another pot there with a baggie tent. We will see how many of these make it outside in May. I think they are afraid of winter.
 

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i don't soak them that long, i just want to make sure the whole root and pot is wet all the way through.
I actually used a lot of lternatives. its actually more efficient.. using the same colour paint.. even of they are not formal on the soze department. the colour seems to do the trick.
 

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I need to start a 2020 gardening journal this long weekend. I planted a bunch of opal basil in 2 pots with baggie canopies. Can't count all of them, but they are a mass. I moved a heating mat underneath them, and they are under a grow light on top of the fridge. One nice thing, they are warm and the soil keeps drying out. The other 2 surviving Genovese basil and doing very well on top of the heat mat, too. I am SOOOOO tempted to buy another heated mat, but full price nauseates me. We'll see if I can hold off.
What did I get for Valentine's Day? A scaffolding. Looks like this:
 
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