Growing Basil

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11 Apr 11 (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
As basil plants grow older, they loose their taste and become very bitter and odd tasting, so i find that if you pinch the flowers off when they are dead and sow them into the soil for the next crop, which means you have fresh basil. The flowers contain seeds and i have used this method and I have never bought any basil seeds or plants.
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