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Why does basil smell of cat's wee?

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minimarmiteestlememeenfrancais Tue 14-Jul-09 21:17:52

eugh, I'm sure it never used to! It is making my kitchen stink.

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retiredgoth2 Tue 14-Jul-09 21:19:15

...do you feed your cat pesto?

AitchTwoOh Tue 14-Jul-09 21:19:30

has your cat pissed on it, by any chance?

WinkyWinkola Tue 14-Jul-09 21:21:05

Cats must have sprayed their scent on. Blearugh.

Basil smells great usually.

minimarmiteestlememeenfrancais Tue 14-Jul-09 21:21:19

I hope not, I gave it to DS for his lunch grin.

My Dad always says basil smells like this and I never thought it did but now I see what he means. Maybe it is a genetic smelling type thing.

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minimarmiteestlememeenfrancais Tue 14-Jul-09 21:24:00

Apparently I'm not going completely mad, just googled and found this!

www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2009/jul/01/how-grow-basil

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stubbyfingers Wed 15-Jul-09 06:27:22

I agree it DOES smell of cat piss!

Kathy33333 Tue 10-Sep-19 11:42:28

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user1473343040 Tue 10-Sep-19 18:29:09

My Italian friend was horrified to learn that I hadn't been washing my basil (bought in packets from supermarket) - apparently cats are prone to weeing on it confused
I wash it now...

lastqueenofscotland Thu 12-Sep-19 17:25:48

Is it like that thing where some people think coriander tastes like fairy liquid?
I don’t think it tastes like fairy liquid I know it does

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