Here is another then and now. I purchase a sweet basil plant yet again from Hazzards Greenhouse
Sweet Basil the Day it Arrived
Reaching Higher and Higher
Starting to Flower
I'm starting to wish I had let is set seed. I didn't though, I pinched it back. It has filled out more and looks much healthier now. When I receive it the leaves were rather yellow and sad looking. There were tons of ants where there were flowers. I love the nice herbal smell of the leaves. I used a few in some spaghetti sauce yesterday. I didn't really notice a distinct flavor but I'm shy with new herbs. My fingers smelt like the sweet basil for the rest of the night though even after washing vigorously.
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