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December 2010
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Last summer, I tried growing basil in a window box, and I got some use out of it.

The basil plants are dead now.

So. My clearning lady planted some sprouting garlic (this is why I have a cleaning lady - not to plant stuff, but to notice the sprouting garlic) in the window box.

It's growing nicely.

What do I do with it?


Basil is very much an annual plant - mine said buhbye cruel world when the first cold snap hit.

What everyone else said about the garlic. The sprouts can be used as chives (though not raw) and you can also let some of the the sprouting bulbs be and dig up a few fresh new bulbs next spring. And do behead the flowers - they don't smell good and nothing is really gained by letting garlic set seed.