Hello Basil!

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Friday 01 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

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Every summer I grow a patch of black basil for drying.

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Which ends up spread across the guest bed for drying.

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Before being crushed when dry for use in the kitchen.

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19 thoughts on “Hello Basil!

  1. shedgepeth says:

    I’ve never heard of black basil? I have sweet basil to make pesto, and Thai basil. Thanks for sharing, I will have to find some!

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  2. goannasnake says:

    Isn’t it great to be able to use your own produce? Have you considered buying a dehydrator? I’ve recently started using mine again and just bought 6 more trays. It’s going at the moment with produce from our garden: bay leaves, parsley (flat and curly), lavender, rosemary, rosebuds and rose petals, hibiscus flowers and some berries

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  3. joannesisco says:

    I love harvesting my fresh basil. It never makes it to the drying stage. I usually end up making multiple batches of pesto that I freeze in ice cube trays.

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  4. Dragnfli says:

    Basil is my favorite! And oddly enough, this appeared on my feed right above a recipe blog post about basil chicken quesadillas….

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  5. so that’s what flowering basil looks like … pretty 😀

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  6. I love the taste and the smell of basil and have some lined up for my evening meal to use in a new recipe. Sadly, it’s not home grown but I bought it growing in a flowerpot from the supermarket, so it should last longer than from a packet.

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  7. neihtn2012 says:

    Do you save the seeds for next year’s planting?

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