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Q.You Say to Put a Basil Clipping in a Jar of Water and in a Window

Zone hydroponic | sunshe added on April 4, 2013 | Answered

When rooting a basil clipping in a jar of water, does it root better in a dark environment or in the sunlight? I thought roots didn’t like the light.

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Answered on April 5, 2013

If you put a clear glass container in the sun, it is possible that the water can get too warm for the roots. Since root systems are underground, I would suggest an opaque or colored container. Basil, and most any other herb, needs as much sun as possible when grown indoors.

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