Ya'll, my kids are back to school, husband is back to work after a little beach vacation and I have the house to myself! That means I have time to do a little blogging. I've been trying to think of what to blog about. I walked around the back this morning and found my basil plants have doubled or tripled in size in just one week!
Last week these plants looked like a few twigs with leaves on them. I pruned them like I've read about. I put them outside and it's rained lots this past week, but we've also had a lot of sunshine. They have grown so much in a week, it has just blown my mind away.
It makes me really happy because basil has been the only herb I have been able to grow this year and even it was not doing that great. I don't know what my problem is with the herbs, although I have a feeling I might pay a little too much attention to them, possibly?? This might be a prime example. I leave this plant alone for a week and it flourishes!
So if any of you have doubted pruning your basil, don't doubt it, just do it because it works. Right now I am drying what I pulled off in the oven. I will post more on that tomorrow.
What do you like to do with basil besides pasta sauce? My neighbor wrapped her shrimp in some I gave her and grilled it, that sounds wonderful. Looking for more ideas!
Everyone have a great week :)