One of my favorite things in the whole world is fresh basil. I love the taste it adds to pasta dishes, salads and sandwiches.
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Instead a quick search through my kitchen turned up these supplies:
Yarn of some sort that I found at Walmart and a clean applesauce jar would help my little plant look so much nicer! While I was working, this little guy showed up.
Jared (age 3) wanted to show me the things he had built with his legos.
He especially wanted me to take a picture of his "motorhome" and his "shop" to show "you guys". Oh, man, I love that little boy!
Back to my basil project! I wrapped a couple feet of twine around the jar and tied the end off. Then I added a couple rocks to the bottom of the jar to help with drainage. There are actually three separate basil plants here, so I broke them apart to squeeze into the narrow mouth of the jar.
The directions say to put the plant in a sunny spot, so I perched him in this window by our table where the afternoon sun comes in.
I like the little touch of home that a potted plant brings, and already I've harvested leaves for several dishes. Yum! Time will tell how long I can keep it alive!
Note: I learned this same day that we are welcome to glean basil from the garden here at Weimar.
Do you like basil? Do you grow it inside or outside? Do you have any tips for keeping a potted herb alive?