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Frillylily
Feb 7, 2017 1:30 PM CST
I planted some dill last year and left it after it seeded. I don't know if I should plan on buying more this year or if it will come up by seed from last year? I only grow it as an ornamental. Also basil? I had some sprout out last fall but of course froze off, don't know if the seeds survive winter to sprout the next summer?

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DaisyI
Feb 7, 2017 1:59 PM CST
Dill readily reseeds. I have no experience with basil reseeding beause I don't allow it to bloom. Once basil blooms, it dies. I want to extend my harvest as long as possible.
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Frillylily
Feb 7, 2017 2:08 PM CST
thank you , that was very helpful! I did not know basil died when it bloomed either
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greene
Feb 7, 2017 2:12 PM CST
I believe dill is a biennial which is normally grown as an annual.
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woofie
Feb 7, 2017 2:29 PM CST
I didn't know that about basil either! Just getting ready to plant some, so that's good to know. Thumbs up
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Weedwhacker
Feb 7, 2017 10:33 PM CST
greene said:I believe dill is a biennial which is normally grown as an annual.


Maybe I don't understand what that means exactly... but dill planted from seed here blooms and goes to seed and then comes up again the following year, so I don't think it's a biennial.

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Feb 7, 2017 11:12 PM CST
that is how it is here too. After it bloomed and the plant died off, I pulled it out and the roots appeared dead.

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