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Pot Size

I originally started out with an 8 inch pot because the package (that contains the basil seeds) that contained my facial cleanser was quite large. I thought a lot more would sprout but it has been a few months and only two have sprouted. In order to keep them growing and healthy should I down size?


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They will be o.k. in an oversized pot, but be sure not to over water. Let the top inch or so dry before watering. I alway start my basil in two or three inch pots with about six or eight seeds. I move them to one gallon pots when the plants get about two inches tall.
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.

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