Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

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Re: Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

Post by Munir » March 5th, 2013, 9:51 pm

M Farooq wrote:
munir wrote:Farooq,I think you are not saying the same thing as Asim; please reconcile.
Munirs shb, I didn't get your point :-(

This is what Mr. Asim wrote "Dear M. Farooq You are right. Tulsi is different plant botanical name Ocimum sanctum."
If I got it right:
Asim initially wrote: Niazboo is a different plant..Basil means Tulsi....
Farooq wrote: Asim Nawaz shb is right.... Tulsi is a different plant.....and our Basil is ....= Niazboo..
What is the final ? Please clarify.

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Re: Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

Post by M Farooq » March 5th, 2013, 11:18 pm

munir wrote:
M Farooq wrote:
munir wrote:Farooq,I think you are not saying the same thing as Asim; please reconcile.
Munirs shb, I didn't get your point :-(

This is what Mr. Asim wrote "Dear M. Farooq You are right. Tulsi is different plant botanical name Ocimum sanctum."
If I got it right:
Asim initially wrote: Niazboo is a different plant..Basil means Tulsi....
Farooq wrote: Asim Nawaz shb is right.... Tulsi is a different plant.....and our Basil is ....= Niazboo..
What is the final ? Please clarify.
Hmm...thats why we have scientific names :-)

There are two types of basil, the sweet basil used in food for aromatic purposes in Western foods. It is Ocimum basilicum or Niaz-boo. Its seed are called tukh-malanga and are used in qulfis, falooda etc. You can recall those seeds as black seeds with a white jelly like covering.

Then there is a holy basil, Ocimum sanctum, sanctum in Latin for sacred, which the Hindus consider as holy plant and is probably worshiped. It is called Tulsi in Hindi/ Urdu.

Regards,

Farooq

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Re: Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

Post by Munir » March 7th, 2013, 9:02 am

Thank you Farooq for the explanation,which brings out another revelation for me that Tukh(am)-Malanga are the seeds of Niaz-boo. Allah bless !

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Re: Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

Post by Asim_Nawaz » March 7th, 2013, 10:31 am

Dear Friends
Yestarday I can grow basil seeds according to my friends suggestion on "Gardening Pakistan" and wait for germination. I aslo have some seed of "Kari Patta". My relatives send me from Karachi. I want to got information, in Lahore which is suitable or humid temperature to grow "Kari Patta" seeds.
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Re: Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

Post by M Farooq » March 7th, 2013, 12:25 pm

Asim_Nawaz wrote:Dear Friends
Yestarday I can grow basil seeds according to my friends suggestion on "Gardening Pakistan" and wait for germination. I aslo have some seed of "Kari Patta". My relatives send me from Karachi. I want to got information, in Lahore which is suitable or humid temperature to grow "Kari Patta" seeds.
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I would suggest that you rather buy this plant or request them to send you a "kari patta" runner. Seeds...very rarely form on the plant and are you sure they were red (fully ripe) when they were plucked from the plant?

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Re: Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

Post by Izhar » March 7th, 2013, 1:05 pm

Karri patta (Murraya koenigii) seeds are dark purple or black when ripe... they do not store well and only fresh seeds germinate...

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Re: Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

Post by Asim_Nawaz » March 7th, 2013, 2:06 pm

My Karri patta seeds are dark black color. Tomarrow I will submit picture of seeds. I want to know "Dark Black Color of Karri Patta" grows now-a-days in Spring.

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Re: Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

Post by Munir » March 7th, 2013, 6:43 pm

Karri Patta is a common plant & grows well in Islamabad.Should do well in Lahore & elsewhere also . The plant is easily available & is fairly cheap.Consider buying one, while also trying your seeds.

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Re: Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

Post by M Farooq » March 7th, 2013, 8:25 pm

Sorry, karri patta ripe seeds are purple black. My mind had mixed up the red ripe berries of kamini seeds (Murraya paniculata).

The ripe seeds should look like this: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kDGof0dAVI8/S ... 010285.JPG

Sorry about the confusion.

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Re: Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

Post by Khalid Abro » March 8th, 2013, 11:10 pm

Just sharing the pic of my Ocimum sanctum, i hope i am not wrong about its identity, I had got it from a Hindu Family they had grown it from the seeds and i got one sapling it has grown up now with me.
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