Blue's 2 Minute Tips - Seed Starter Basil

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Seed Starting Basil Indoors


I know this may be a shock to some of you, but I love cooking. Love eating, so, love cooking. And nothing is better than Cooking with Fresh Ingredients. During winter, I still want my fresh herbs, so, I am sowing seeds to grow fresh herbs for my cooking.

Follow my latest 2 Minute Garden Tip as I show you how I begin the seed starting for two types of Basil: Dark Opal Baasil, and Sweet Basil. Future videos, over winter, will show us cultivating, and harvesting my fresh, healthy herbs. Healthy cooking, with fresh ingredients is one reason why I am growing my OWN herbs this winter.

Food Security, and also Food Safety are two of the biggest reasons for me growing my own food.

I like knowing that I am providing my own food for family and friends. I know what I use to grow the foods, and know that it is the ultimate locally grown!

And that makes me smile... better for the planet, better for my own family.





What are you doing to take good care of Mother Earth for Future Generations? What are you doing to take care of your family and friends?

Let me know below in the comments...



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your own health and your own lives.

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Happy Gardening and Cheers,
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Great video @bluefinstudio 😊👋🏻
Love the dark basil. I also always water my plants from the bottom. After a while all are used to it. 😉
Have a wonderful new week.

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Bottom watering really allows the soil to get moist, and allows GREAT root development as they grown down and reach for water source. I just need to make sure NOT to overwater, otherwise roots will rot.

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It is… indeed, we do have to make sure not to overwater so that the roots don’t rot. 🤓

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You inspired me to order some seeds! I still have a couple of stems of the basil that I harvested just before the first Frost of the year in a glass of water sitting on my kitchen counter but it's almost gone and I've been wondering if I should try to grow some. Our winter days can be so dark and gloomy that I am a bit worried that I would have enough sunlight for Basil, but I think I'll give it a try.

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I have a kitchen window facing Southwest, which is perfect for growing, once the seedlings get potted into those white clay square pots. Kitchen is perfect for me, since I snip at the window and add it, without needed to go to basement GrowLights and harvest for cooking.

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Whenever I see gardens in the posts, I remember you, my friend, as I see you enjoying gardening at home. The video was inspirational and motivating as it also invites us to plant more seeds at home. I wish those basils would grow healthy. More interesting videos like this. Have a nice time and take care. !LUV !PIZZA

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I love/live for fun gardening, and FOOD! I grow cuz I cook, I cook cuz I eat.
...and I love eating.

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I love basil. We grew sooo much this summer. I really need to get organized in the garage with my grow lights for winter. Any particular reason you bottom watered these at the end?

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I actually bottom water all my seeds/seedlings. It forces roots to grow downward and makes for healthier root development/plant growth. CAVEAT: Make sure never to overwater with bottom watering. It causes root rot and most likely plant death.

I simply poke a finger in and if the soil is still damp half in to quarter inch below, no more watering. And if there is water still in the tray below are 12-24 hours? TOO MUCH watering, go easier.

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Got me wanting to grow basil, too bad I live in the forest and it seems they need lots of sunlight, am I right?

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they do well wiht moderate sunlight. but definitely would thrive with direct sunlight/ not shade

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You know? I don't fall in shock thinking that you know how to cook, but rather that I seem to be the only man who doesn't know how to do it!
I used to do it in my house in Venezuela, now in Argentina as I move a lot I haven't made an effort to have them, but I try to buy in markets where they sell the freshest products possible.
Cooking with fresh spices gives a particular touch to meals!

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My younger brother and I were closest to my Yia Yia (grandmother) as she lived with us, so growing up, he and I learned to cook at Yia Yia and my mom's apron! While in school, I made my spending money in restaurant kitchens, cooking, Friday's Saturdays, and Sunday lunch... until later when I worked a few nights a week, as well.

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In my case, having a partner who doesn't even know how to boil water, I have made an effort to teach my children to cook, at least the basics.
The eldest is already good in the kitchen and when he is in the mood he helps me to make part of the lunch. With the youngest (7 years old) I'm starting with simple things that don't involve using the stove, but even if it's just a sandwich, he prepares it on his own.

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Both my girls cook some
they are 24 and 26, and spent a few years away at college, before moving back here, at the beginning of the pandemic. Now, Daddy cooks! My wife does an amazing job baking. I cook, unless I am traveling for work. We have one night a week, the girls are in charge of dinner (often fridays), 3 or 4 for me, and 1 that we order out, and leftovers other nights.

The girls all gather here, with the cousins, nieces, and grands, to do holiday baking, and other meals.

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