Saturday, December 25, 2010

Repositioning Basils

We have grown basil both in pots and on the ground before. Of course plants love such freedom  on ground where roots can spread as far as they wish searching for water, food and getting better anchorage. Pots offer clinical approach in gardening. Water and fertiliser will not be wasted and location can be adjusted to suit environmental and aesthetic needs. Some plants enjoy such pampered environment.  The bigger plants probably finds pots a little bit constricting. Now we are putting 3 basil on the ground, just two steps out of the back door. That should make kakdah very happy....

 basil in a container, 
with white flowers.

 basil in a container
with purplish flowers.

 young basil on the ground.

M e r r y    X m a s s

bangchik and kakdah
Taman Kota Harmoni
Tanah Merah, Kelantan, MALAYSIA


  1. Merry Christmas Bangchik! but it's still the 24th here in England!

  2. Is the purplish flower basil, Thai basil? With this holiday season you can spend more time on your new garden now or are you still doing many travelling?

  3. We love basil, but unfortunately it is an annual for us and we'll have to wait until spring to start some anew.

    Bangchik and Kakdah, we wish you a Merry Christmas filled with good health, joy and many blessings. Thank you for a wonderful 2010.

  4. I find my veggies are more happy to stay in the pots than on the ground... and i've moved them all to the ground already early this October

  5. Salam Bankchik n Kakdah...happy holiday to both of u. i hv basil with white flowers...the leaf is thicker and juicier...i'd be glad to post some seeds to u.

  6. Matron
    Sun visits us early, so its 25th.

    Malay-Kadazan girl
    i dont know if its thai or otherwise. But two distinct basil with us, white flower and purplish. We do travel, and so far the plants are nice, looking after themselves.....

    Diana (Di)
    Thanks, same to you.... a bright new year, colourful. Basil will die after a year or so, but they leave lot of seedlings around them. I just scoop and put where ever I want them to grow to suit the setting of the garden. A very versatile plant indeed.

    Potted plants need daily watering, but on the ground they tend to behave like in the wild, handling themselves well, and they dont really need that daily watering. Good luck to your vegetables.

    it will be fun trying other white flower basil... you can post them to
    Bangchik and Kakdah,
    PT 4870,
    Taman Kota Harmoni,
    Jalan Kemboja Merah,
    17500 Tanah Merah,

    Happy Holiday to all.... ~bangchik and kakdah

  7. Like your post on Basil. I love basil as I continually put fresh smelling basil in my nightly cooking. I also have a vegetable garden but in Australia. I will however revisit your blog for further great information on the vegetable garden. Have a look at my blog at if you wish to see what I do in my patch. Cheers and all the best for Christmas. Steve the Vegygardener.

  8. vegygardener
    Thanks Steve for the visit. Australia isn't far, just across the sea.... Will visit your blog. Merry Christmas!

    ~bangchik and kakdah
    Tanah Merah KELANTAN.

  9. Bangchik, Merry Christmas to you and to your family.

  10. Ellada
    Thanks, the same, Happy Christmas to you and the family. May the new year be green, green and green for you!

  11. Still haven't try basil before, I wonder what it smells like. Happy holidays to you and your family!

  12. Aaron...
    A little bit like serai or lemon grass....

  13. Your basil looks wonderful! It's one my favorite herbs.

    I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!

  14. garden girl
    Thanks for the visit. Basil heighten many of Kakdah's dishes. And it is second to spinach on the ability to self-seed. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and the family.
    ~bangchik and kakdah

  15. salam bangchik.. im the newcomer here. just love browsing your garden.. i dont know basil until my neighbour (org kemboja) gave it to me in one dish (dont know its name, look like lempeng with many ulam)
    and i start looking for this basil (your purple basil. taste really good as ulam with budu. hehehe


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