waste of money
50% less basil for a 50% increase in price. After cutting off the cellophane it is clear that the even the 2 plants I purchased have way too little leaves to make fresh pesto. Complete waste of money as am now going to have to buy a 3rd plant from Waitrose.
Were good in November, but not now. Black leaves
Lovely, these plants love full sun
Great had several but I'm getting better at keeping them alive now, I find they prefer full sun, I keep turning it round , the more sun the greener the leaves, they can go quite well without water but they they don't like it when there's no sun. Love the taste, I like eating the leaves with pieces of cheese, or putting in soup, what ever you want, they do get tiny little flies on them though
This arrived Tuesday, now Thursday and it's covered in mould. Disgraceful,Tesco. Nul points.
Brilliant! As long as you water it EVERY day it grows and stays fresh for some weeks. Bright spot by a window - not full sunlight all the time. One tip, cut around the plastic wrapper at about the top of the pot, then cut upwards to remove it without damaging the leaves. I once received a pot delivered that had clearly been put in with frozen food. Send it back if this has happened. The outer leaves became all frazzled and dry. I cut them off and after watering they recovered and the pot lasted fine.
Elegant houseplant I display in a stoneware bowl
I bought one of these Basil plants to have as a houseplant, so I have not removed any leaves from it. The plant was delivered with great care ten days ago as one of the items in my grocery order. The plastic pot of the plant that I received is a pleasant light grey colour. The description suggests placing the pot on a saucer. However, Tesco also sells a rather elegant glazed stoneware bowl listed as Tesco Aura Cereal Bowl Midnight. The bowl is white inside and an elegant deep blue on the outside, so my houseplant stands in one of those bowls rather than on a saucer. The combination works well. Green Basil houseplant White and deep blue stoneware bowl Plant pot stands in bowl
Very heavy aniseed undertones, I thought the sweet
Very heavy aniseed undertones, I thought the sweet basil was less like that. Would be fine for anyone who likes that flavour, but not for those of us who don't.
Why did I ever bother with the dried stuff?!
I'm just about to buy another pot of this basil because my current one is almost dead (probably just needs repotting...) I can't even remember when I bought the one I currently have, it was that long ago! Well over 6 months ago though I reckon. If not longer! Not sure what people have been doing for their plant to die so quickly, but I'm not exactly good at looking after things by any means, and it lasted WAY longer than I expected to. It had an overwhelming abundance of leaves at one point. I'll never not buy potted basil in future. It saves you so much money, doesn't take up a lot of space and gives a much better basil flavour to your dishes. Can't complain.
A Negative Situation
The last one I got looked alright on delivery but died straight away. I have bought many of these before and they have always been healthy.
Dead within 36 hours
Bought this on Thursday and by Saturday it was wilted and going brown. I do know how to take care of basil in a pot, but this gave me no chance!