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Old 10-17-2010, 11:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I planted my basil in a huge pot this summer, thinking it would have plenty of room to grown. It never occurred to me that the roots would fill it so quickly, but I finally moved it today and saw lots of roots poking through the hole in the bottom of the pot. I was hoping to save the plant through the winter (bring it inside), but I'm not sure if it'll survive the move to a bigger pot. Is it worth trying to save at this point, or will it just die in a few months indoors anyway? (Do they survive all winter inside til it's time to go back outside?)
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I have no experience with this But I do remember my mom doing this with root bound house plants. I do think it will easily survive the transfer to a bigger pot.

I don't know how well basil will do indoors. Does it snow where you live? Could the pot sit on a covered patio? I'd leave it outside until there's the slightest hint of frost, then bring it in.

I think it's totally worth it to try, even if it fails.

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I'm not sure I'd bother with it this late in the season unless it's a type of basil that will overwinter inside such as African Blue. A regular Genovese type is just an annual.

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It will probably not survive indoors. I would make pesto out of it and freeze for winter use.
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