23 May 2018

Basil Love



I love basil.  I always have a few pots around, so that I have fresh basil on hand whenever I need it.  Earlier this year, Z wanted to earn the Planter badge (for Cub Scouts), so we cut off a stalk from one of the plants and immersed it in water for it to grow roots.  Once the roots came in, she transplanted that to a pot with soil.  It's now thriving and we've since harvested from it at least four times.  Because of the warmer (hot, really!) weather now, the basil plants are loving it.  I've since propagated four more baby basil.   Below are part of our "harvest" from a couple weeks ago...




What are some of your favorite herbs?


7 COMMENTS:

Tamar SB said...

I can smell it from here! I should get some herbs for my porch this summer!

Erica Sta said...

Indeed... I love basil too.

Lydia C. Lee said...

I do love Basil too. Esp on pizza!

Pea bea said...

I know nothing about fresh spices and keep thinking I'll plant some. Love the green of these. Thanks for sharing and the fact that you can get starts from another plant.

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Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Basil is one that has grown on me! Haven't always been a big fan of it, but nothing like it on a tomato and mozarella salad. Have a great week>

NC Sue said...

It never occured to me to try rooting basil. I'll have to try that!
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CountryMouse said...

What a great way to earn that badge. I love basil and we have a massive Thai basil bush (purple flowers) in our garden that has been the only thing that successfully thrived in our old garden and it is loving this one too. I really should trim it off and dry some leaves and maybe make some pesto.

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