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    Default A TUK Competition: Britain's Got Basil

    Ladies and Gentlemen. Now that spring is with us some members thoughts turn to their gardens, window sills, window boxes, jam jars and yogurt pots.

    Welcome to the Thailand-UK 2012 Thai Basil Club Grow Off.

    The Thailand-UK Mods have spared no expense to purchase SIX of these wonderful prizes
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    You will be competing for bragging rights in six categories

    1. Kaiser of Krapaow ( Holy Basil)

    2. Maharaja of Horapha ( Sweet Basil )

    3. Mikado of Maenglak ( Lemon Basil )

    4. Supreme Baron of Basil

    5. If at first you don't succeed... you gave up and went to the supermarket didn't you.

    6. That is not really Basil go to the back of the class.

    The Rules:

    1. The first rule of the Thailand-UK Basil Club is you can talk about Basil Club

    2. The Competition is open to all UK Basil growers.

    3. The winners must post their entry pictures and stories by 1st September 2012.

    3. Points will be given for frequency of picture and update posting and growing effort.

    Novelty of growing technique.

    Biggest or bushiest bush.

    Most tasty and fragrant looking specimen ( in the opinion of the Judges expert partners) and

    Any other arbitrary criteria that we can think of.

    4. There are no other rules.

    Get growing....

    TUK

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    Err not sure about the bush bit Mr Mods maybe it should say Thai Basil Bush to clarify


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    Is there a GB's Got Garlic competition coming up?

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    Where can we get the seeds? Or is that asking a bit too much from the competition.

    I don't want a floppy stem.

    My wife is fierce competition.

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    I know it's a competition, but isn't that going too far, I think I'm seeded in the low hundreds, but is that really important ;-)

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    Well I have never managed to grow any plant before (wifey is quite good but in LOS) so I will have a go if I can get some seeds at the garden centre this weekend.

    colin 244 (have not got a clue but mother is a gardening person so will ask her for advice but it's likely she will think I'm growing something illegal )

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    Category No. 6 is mine for the taking!
    ไม่ลองไม่รู้

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    are the mods excluded..................are there rules about importing and passing it off as uk grown

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    Did someone say Basil?

    boom boom

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    Attachment 4439Attachment 4440Attachment 4441

    I've got all this Krapow growing wild on the side of my house , cant get rid of the stuff , I dont even water it and it spreads like wildfire .

    Anyone got any advice on how to get rid of this pest ?
    Colin & Ying

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    Quote Originally Posted by storm1fishing View Post
    Anyone got any advice on how to get rid of this pest ?
    Current UK price on-line is £2.99 per 100gm + £2.95 postage and packing say 1200 Baht in total

    Current airmail price for sending a 1kg parcel from Thailand to the UK is 900 Baht.

    This time next year Rodders we will all be millionairs.


    Richard

    --- Update ---

    ps Colin I am told Krapaow can be grown from cuttings but my mother in law has already posted me bag fulls of seeds in alll categories. :banana


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    Hi Richard , hope you are well.
    I posted tongue in cheek because I know how difficult it is to grow in the UK. My favourite Thai meal without a doubt is pad krapow and it is so convenient just stepping off my porch to pick some. As I posted before , it grows like a weed with absolutely no care at all.
    As for posting it to the UK from here , Im not sure that I want to be posting anything organic from here , LOL
    Colin & Ying

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    Quote Originally Posted by storm1fishing View Post
    Hi Richard , hope you are well.
    Mrs RichardB is salivating ( over your basil pics)

    Richard

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    Postage rates for 250 grams Thailand-uk

    Packets of Basil seeds go for about 25 Baht. The small packet airmail price of 136 Baht seems good value



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    For those with Smartphones, the blurred part to the right of the screen is called a ''LIFE' !

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    Quote Originally Posted by prikphet View Post
    4000 seeds Yum Yum

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardb View Post
    Mrs RichardB is salivating ( over your basil pics)

    Richard
    slightly off topic ( sorry ) , but I also have the second most important ingredient for my pad krapow right outside my back door.
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    in the second pic there is also a ripe mango that has fallen off the tree.
    Colin & Ying

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    My mother-in-law always has a nice chilli bush in her garden having 50/50 green and red. Only small chillies but quite lively on the tongue.

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    Won't be entering this year, but definitely something to look to in the future.
    On an unrelated note, I thought the first title was "Kaiser Of Krakow" at first, before realising I read it wrong. =p

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    I know exactly what you mean, james. Maybe it's my as always reading too much into a threads title.

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