Hello Basil!


Friday 01 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike


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




Which ends up spread across the guest bed for drying.




Before being crushed when dry for use in the kitchen.




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!


  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


  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.


  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….


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


  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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