Basil

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Wednesday 15 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

One of the better crops this summer, so far, has been the small leaf black basil plants. First planted out in late March as tiny seedlings, they have grown remarkably well this season – prolonged rain does have some advantages then! The green are ok, but black seem to be the stronger by far this year (opposite to normal).

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Very soon I shall cut most of the tops off, give them a quick rinse, and leave them in a sunny room for a month to dry out.

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Once dried, it rubs fairly easily and will be stored away in jars (hopefully plural) ready for use with salads and suchlike over the next year.

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9 thoughts on “Basil

  1. That row of your garden must smell lovely.

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  2. joannesisco says:

    Mmmmm, basil!
    I’d be making batches of pesto and freezing it in ice cube trays. I’m looking at my own basil plants and they aren’t nearly as prolific as yours, but hoping to get at least one batch of pesto by the end of the summer.

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  3. Hey spike, I’m not sure if I have seen that variety before. You can never have too much basil! 🙂

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  4. Dragnfli says:

    Basil is my favorite. My second favorite is rosemary.

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  5. Very fond of BAY-sil.
    🙂 m & jb who is not

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  6. Looking good! Will you also use some of them fresh, in your cooking?

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