5 Tips How to Grow a Ton of Basil in One Container or Garden Bed

5 Tips How to Grow a Ton of Basil in One Container or Garden Bed

If you would like to know how to grow a big harvest of basil watch this video for my five top tips on basil growing!

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50 Comments

  1. peter anserin on June 16, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Basil is who managed Fawlty Towers. BAYZEL is the herbs you are growing. hehee

  2. mustafa saraç on June 16, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Good job

  3. Yogamom on June 16, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  4. Real chupsshop on June 16, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Big thumps up mate

  5. Robert Beger on June 16, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Bug Med! Ha! You’re a trip Mark. G’day Mate! Great vid as always.

  6. Mary Ng shwu ling on June 16, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing 🌈

  7. Lesley LeBlanc on June 16, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Yeah, I think I would marry you! Lol. You’re just great!

  8. Jenny Hackenberg on June 16, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    first belated happy birthday and thank you. I grow basil every year and I want to grow a lot more basil this year. gonna see if my local supply store has any lemon basil seeds. I got the sweet basil but I would like to grow different varieties because I put basil in everything.

  9. The Higher Taste on June 16, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Absolutely loved it.
    Basil
    Basil
    Basil
    We love basil.
    Video was all about basil.
    Thanks
    Loved it

  10. Jacqueline Baxter on June 16, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you so much❤

  11. Hog Hog on June 16, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Wtf is a posom?

  12. LenaLou Man on June 16, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Aaaaaand, you’re adorable, sir!! Thank you.

  13. Grace after Grace on June 16, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    I enjoyed this video. Very inspiring. Looking forward to retire 5yrs from now & do this harvest liberally idea. Thanks a lot! from Manila. 😊

  14. Katie's Hikes on June 16, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Bugadviser….Bug Med, you crack me up!. Seriously though, I am very excited to get my basil growing this year!!

  15. Kim on June 16, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    I love this channel !!!!

  16. Jacqy Chan on June 16, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    I love this video so much, you’re lovely!

  17. Natalia Is happy on June 16, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    The basil I grew out side all the leaves had tiny holes and I wasn’t able to eat it so I just trim it so it can regrow. I think I found an egg of a snail😞😭 so sad something ate my basil and put tons of whole on the majority of the leaves how can I stop it

  18. John Abbott on June 16, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Oh, I thought the thumbnail said "How to Grow Toni Basil….."

  19. Show_Stoppa Zara on June 16, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Absolutely love that entry pome 👏🏽✌🏽

  20. Sheryl Tongue on June 16, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Yeah, I have a tip that you missed. It’s a biggie! Before you grow any basil, watch his videos so you don’t fail in your endeavors.

  21. Chaddamp on June 16, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    hi,new to your channel,how would i make a nitrogen liquid feed ? thanks for your amusing presentation,love from north derbyshire in old blighty x

  22. Kamryn Tabak on June 16, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Saved the best for last I see 💪😎🟪

  23. Teresa Thomley on June 16, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    Totally dig the Dad jokes!!🤣 And you give great great advice.

  24. Wretched Rue on June 16, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    "Bug Med" 🤣❤️

  25. butrusful on June 16, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Great and interesting delivery, no unnecessary padding well done!

  26. Sanctus Immolatum on June 16, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Am I the only one who though that was Alex Johns in the Portrait?

  27. Charlotte Johnstone on June 16, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    Hello all the way from South Africa …. Love yr video so informative will be following you for sure 👍

  28. H Mck on June 16, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    “Bug Advisor”. Love it.

  29. Andrew Yi on June 16, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    Basil shot drinking game and I was drunk within 3 minutes of the video!

  30. Kenneth Williams on June 16, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    I thought that you had to cut the flowers or it would make the leaves taste bitter

  31. Angelique Bezuidenhout on June 16, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    Any suggestions on how I can treat Downy Mildew on my Basil? 😟

  32. Nancy Thomas-Ward M.B.A on June 16, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Doing now….brill, thx n

  33. Butter Gurls on June 16, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Lol that rhyme was cute at the beginning

  34. Waikaretu Kunaiti on June 16, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    What a COOL DUUDE mate you are a CHAMP im sharing this .. thank you for teaching me in a cool way lol you funny 🥰🥰🌿💚

  35. Greg Allison on June 16, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    youre only one yr older than myself!…nice to see fellow Gen X-ers show them Millenials a thing or two about a thing or two :)…been a fan for years…I incorporate your knowledge into what I can grow here in Michigan ( that’s a wee bit colder than your stomping grounds.).but a good 90 percent of your lessons are universal. You Help me grow better food every year

  36. Al Al on June 16, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    😂 Brilliant!

  37. Paula Rhodes on June 16, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Mark, you ROCK! I Love your videos! I’ve had so much fun since I started gardening a few years ago and these videos are so helpful. Thanks for the tip about growing some other varieties of basil – I had no idea there were more than just the three knew of. Most of all, thanks for sharing what works for you and what doesn’t. You grow so many DIFFERENT things successfully – my hero! One day I hope to be like you! 🙂

  38. J.T. Bradley on June 16, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Great video. Your charisma and passion for gardening are so much fun! Keep it up.

  39. Aaron Romero on June 16, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Awesome helpful tips. I’m glad it was your video I came across. Thank you

  40. Siel on June 16, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    I watched this video over 10 times over coffee in the morning or just to get in a good mood after work. Amazing info and energy!

  41. Fermina Walker-Beauford on June 16, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    You are so funny i love it. Love your tips and i want your accent.

  42. Colleen Giese on June 16, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    African Blue and Siam Queen basils for feeding pollinators. Always allow ing them to seed out.

  43. equance blumin soulmore on June 16, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    I’m here for the Aussie farmer daddybear

  44. Jonathan Kosyjana on June 16, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    Cinnomon Basil in my favorite! Goes well on a lot of things

  45. jontee ruffin on June 16, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    JEHOVAH YHWH BLESS YOU BROTHER MARK, SISTER NINA, LUKE, GEO, AND FAMILY ALWAYS 😙1John 3: 18. "Little Children; We Should Love; Not In Word; Or With The Tungue; But In Deed, And Truth. Amen. 😙THANKS SELF-SUFFICIENT ME FOR SHARING KNOWLEDGEABLE INFORMATION ON:.. 5 TIPS HOW TO GROW A TON OF BASIL; IN ONE CONTAINER; OR GARDEN BED ((MIX))… LOVELY… NICE LOOKING BASIL… THANKS MARK… 😙LETS GET INTO IT 😙AUSSIE STYLE 😙LOVE YOU UNCONDITIONALLY.

  46. ocanada1 on June 16, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Great video, as is typical for you good sir!

  47. PotatoMC on June 16, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    "Basil’s got back"

  48. Frank Galvan on June 16, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Just found you! Love this guy! You had me at “Ba-Sil!”

  49. Alexius Jones on June 16, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Just watched two other basil growing guides and this is the best one

  50. Kevin Barnhouse on June 16, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    "When you see them in a frazzle."

    Fine. Take your like.

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