This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

basil plants

basil bed basil
I just finished planting 18 basil plants. I hope they grow up to be good pesto! I find that basil is prone to root rot in our damp spring weather. Often, later in the season, I need to fill in a few holes where I've lost plants. But, for now, the young plants look good.

Ocimum basilicum

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3 Comments:

Blogger Nicole said...

Good luck with your basil. I also transplanted mine recently and can't wait for loads to make pesto-grew genovese, fino verde, penang lemon and thai.

June 02, 2007 11:56 AM

 
Blogger carletongardener said...

Wow. Sounds good. I'll watch and see if you post recipes. Its always fun to try new things.

June 03, 2007 9:25 AM

 
Blogger Wayne Stratz said...

I recommend experimenting with parsley pesto... blend a cup of it up with a tomato, a bit of olive oil, salt, and a clove of garlic

August 07, 2007 3:57 PM

 

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