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Orange Fennel Shrimp

Started by Suu, January 14, 2008, 03:15:20 AM

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Quote from: Felix on January 16, 2008, 06:16:21 PM
Cooler than my breakfast, even: Salmon fillet and hash browns.

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Triple Zero

Quote from: Nigel on January 17, 2008, 07:19:00 PM
I am baffled because when I buy basil I usually accidentally leave it on my porch or my kitchen counter for a week before I get around to planting it... the climate here can't be THAT different, can it? Perhaps you should start some from seed?

that's what i said. it's basil designed to die after you buy it.
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Nast

Supermarket basil is grown as a salad crop. They're grown, like you said, in artificial greenhouse environments and have not been acclimated to harsh outer climate, and will flop over and wither almost immediately.  :sad:
You're better off buying hardier (and tastier) varieties at a nursery.

Also, fennel and wild mustard grow all over the foothills of where I live, and seem to survive the parched, clay soil of California. Their fronds are quite nice, too.
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Now I am extra-confused. There are places where you can buy potted basil that is not intended to be replanted?
"I'm guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk," Charles Wick said. "It was very complicated."


Nast

Yeah, some supermarkets sell potted basil plants, which are grown in artificially greenhouse conditions, and bred to produce as much crop as possible. They are very weak and gangly because of this, and won't survive long. 

It's not like they can't be planted, it's just that they're inferiorly raised and you're better off getting your basil plants somewhere other than the grocery store.
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Crazy!

The market near my house sells potted herbs during planting season, but they come from a local grower and are kept outside.
"I'm guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk," Charles Wick said. "It was very complicated."


Triple Zero

the aldi here sells potted basil, parsley and chives for 0.49 euro ($0.72), which is pretty cheap (imo) if you just wanna add some fresh herbs to your food.
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