Hello there - I am growing basil (among other things) from seed. Right now my seedlings are about 4" high, with about 6 pairs of leaves. The other day I was doing something around them and accidentally ripped a leaf off. Well ... now that it was off, I might at well sample the plant, right? So I ate it. It had almost no flavor. I work in an Italian restaurant so we have fresh basil continually on the line which I sometimes sample. The flavor of my plant was nowhere near the flavor of what I am used to at work.
Any ideas? Probably soil nutrition? If so, what can I do about it? (oh - the basil seedlings are still inside - I haven't been able to get them outside yet. However, when I do get them outside, they will have to be in a pot, as that is the only kind of gardening I can do in my little townhome.)
Thanks for the help!