This time last year we were already harvesting basil from the field. What a difference the cooler April and May have made. The basil in the ground is still only 6 to 8 inches tall, and some beds are struggling to be more than 2 inches. Meanwhile, I have a few personal pots that are closer to 1 foot, and side branching. A clear case of how much soil temperature matters.
My plan was to cycle out older woody basil plants by early July to have fresher growth, but this schedule is all thrown out. Of course I know have to deal with the seedlings I was prepping for planting in the field for July that are already sprouting.If anyone wants basil plants, you know where to find me ;-)
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