Green Thumb Sunday: Crowd o’ basil

Crowd o’ basil

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11 Responses to “Green Thumb Sunday: Crowd o’ basil”


  1. 1 Ruth May 27, 2007 at 10:42 am

    Nice healthy seedlings. Makes me think of Pesto Sauce.

  2. 2 Crafty Gardener May 27, 2007 at 10:52 am

    Ah-h-h basil … lovely fragrance, lovely to grow and use. Yours looks like it is doing really well.

  3. 3 Acey May 27, 2007 at 11:00 am

    Now that’s enviable. Can’t wait to see the mature plants!

  4. 4 inadvertentgardener May 27, 2007 at 11:08 am

    Ruth, it makes me think of pesto, and ensalata caprese, and basil-wrapped scallop skewers, and…and…and… I cannot wait for these bad boys to be all grown up.

    Crafty Gardener, I love basil’s fragrance, especially when it’s first picked.

    Acey, I can’t wait, either. I’m going to have to thin them out before they get mature, but then I’ll be able to use the baby leaves in something!

  5. 5 Katiez May 27, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    Lovely basil!
    I like to try new kinds and last year I planted one called (I think) Blue Spice. Strangely enough it had such an unappealing scent that not only could I not bring myself to taste it I couldn’t eaven stand to work around it.
    This year I’m sticking to the Genoa, Purple and Lemon!

  6. 6 Lydia May 27, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    Just planted my basil today, and ate the last of the pesto from last summer that’s been hiding in my freezer. Oh boy, I love basil season!

  7. 7 Christina May 27, 2007 at 9:42 pm

    I can smell it. Oh, lovely!

  8. 8 inadvertentgardener May 27, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    Katiez, I’ve thought about planting lemon basil, but didn’t get to it this year. Genoa’s always my standard, of course (Well, OK, by always I mean this year and last year…), but I’ve not heard of the Blue Spice variety. Sounds nasty!

    Lydia, I need to make and freeze pesto this year — I don’t know why I didn’t do that last year. Silly me…

    Christina, it really does smell fabulous.

  9. 9 kate May 27, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    Your basil plants look so healthy. I bet you’ll be busily cooking with it soon. Pesto – yum!

  10. 10 Sally May 28, 2007 at 4:43 am

    Yum, I can almost smell it looking at that photo

  11. 11 inadvertentgardener May 28, 2007 at 6:42 am

    Kate, I can’t wait to actually use them.

    Sally, even at baby stage, they already smell pretty darn good…


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