Herb Harvest

IMG_1228 (2)Harvesting a little basil to make a salad from a new plant that I haven’t transplanted yet. It’s best to cut off the large leaves and tips so the plant will get bushy. Basil is probably my favorite herb.

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8 thoughts on “Herb Harvest

  1. I love basil too. Nothing beats buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes and a bit of basil and olive oil! I bought a basil plant but it died. They seem tricky to keep or is their life span short lived? I will remember the tip for trimming the larger leaves first – that makes sense! What do you mean by the tips? xxx

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      • Great thank you, I think my last one did start to flower so therein lies my mistake. The one before that was just a supermarket plant and it died within a week or two of having it. I sat it on a dish of water (not too much) and used quite a lot of its leaves but I think i pruned most of the smaller ones first.

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  2. Remember those basil plants we planted in my yard that are featured in your June 2 post? We harvested them and started eating tomatoes on plush beds of nothing but basil leaves with olive oil for 3 days now and the taste and aroma is amazing!

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