Gardening expert shares warning over buying basil in the supermarket - 'won't ...

RHS give advice on how to grow herbs at home

Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) expert Rebecca Bevan shared how to grow herbs in a 2012 YouTube video. In the video, Ms Bevan shared a plethora of advice with viewers looking to grow their own thyme, sage, oregano, rosemary, chives and basil. However, the gardening expert warned fellow gardeners against buying basil plants at the supermarket and planting them at home.

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While buying supermarket herbs and planting them in your own pot may sound like an instant fix, it could cause problems down the line.

Ms Bevan said: “If all you’ve got is a sunny windowsill indoors then basil is the thing to grow.

“Now, you can buy this from the supermarket but it won’t last very long.

“To produce a nice, strong plant that’s going to last right through the summer and autumn, it’s best to grow it from seed.”

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Ms Bevan used a small, terracotta pot filled with compost and sowed three basil seeds.

Once the seeds germinate, the gardening expert said the one that looks strongest is the one you leave in the pot.

“I’ll probably either remove the other two or plant them

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