Yorba Linda, CA
What are the pros? Fast Growth, Dense, Good Taste
What are the cons? Vulnerable to Fungus
I've got 6 of these guys in my Aquaponics Garden (4 in Deep Water Culture, 2 in a Flood/Drain Media Bed) and I love them, but they seem to be vulnerable in DWC (see 2nd paragraph). These guys germinated really well in a ziplock/paper towel setup (2-3 days?) and I was very happy with how well they took root and got going in the seed trays after that. Early growth was dense and vigorous and the parts I cut for seasoning stayed fresh in a cup of water for over a week in my kitchen
But now it looks like the Basil in my DWC have picked up Fusarium Wilt along with some kind of slow, constant leaf Necrosis (could be related to the wilt). This could also have to do with other issues with my system, my PH is very high (around 8-9) and there's lots of unpleasantness going on in the bed already regarding algae which is happily setting up shop on the roots.
Sense they grow so quickly, it's not a big deal to pull them and start again, but if you're doing these in AP, think media bed.
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