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Post  GreenBlueberry on 4/25/2011, 8:44 pm

The books says to plant 1 basil per square for large ones, or 4 for small ones. Which one is Genovese Basil?
Do you have any examples of which varieties are small and which are large?
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 4/25/2011, 8:49 pm

Seed Savers Exchange says their seeds produce plants 18-24 inches in height. There may be differences from other seed outlets, though. Whatever, it'll be delicious!

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Post  GreenBlueberry on 4/25/2011, 9:06 pm

My packet says 22in.

Does that mean just one per square? Because I planted 4 Smile They are still seedlings, though.
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 4/25/2011, 9:09 pm

Keep in mind you will be harvesting lots of leaves from your four plants (especially if you make pesto to freeze for winter use), so at least one at a time will be smaller than its siblings. If they appear to be outgrowing their space, make more pesto, and invite the neighbors to a pasta party.

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