One of the best parts of gardening in a community is sharing harvests with everyone. Since we can’t really hand each other butternut squashes or cuttings of a giant bush of rosemary, we take pictures, measure weights, and post them over at Daphne’s Dandelions. Because she’s AWESOME.
This week, I only have one herb to report. My attempts to start some spring spinach didn’t quite go… well. Regardless, my Aerogarden produced some absolutely delicious Blue Spice Basil, seeds that I received for free from Wintersown.org.
Harvested: 1/4 oz of delicious
My basil plant was beginning to grow a bit too aggressively, outpacing the other plants in the Aeorgarden. So, I cut half of the stem off to harvest this quarter ounce, after doing some quick research to make sure I wasn’t going to end the plant’s life. I layered it on fresh Italian bread with thinly sliced baby Swiss cheese, pepperoni, salami, and turkey. I cracked some pepper on there, as well, onto a thin layer of Mayonnaise.
What a great sandwich. I meant to snap a picture, but the sandwich didn’t last long enough.
So far, the basil has been some of the weirdest seeds that I’ve seen sprout. The sequence is below: