Sunday, September 9, 2007

Hair Cut Time

Here is the basil before I cut it back. It was getting very overgrown and starting to fall over into the path. I am going to try and dry it since we tend to use basil often and maybe try my had at making pesto. We will se how that turns out.

The next picture is after. Looks kind of sad but it will sprout out soon. I have always read that for herbs the more you cut it back the more it grows.


Bob said...

Cliff, I'll be over for the pesto. If you need a good recipe, I've got one. Making Pesto is the best way to savor that fresh basil flavor in the middle of winter---Pesto freezes well. You basil looks better than mine, I got mine in too late so it's not that big, and now the weather is starting to cool. Oh well :/
all the best, Bob

Dirty Fingernails said...

That basil is huge.. Do you plant it by tomatoes?? Rumor has it that basil planted by tomatoes, makes both grow plentiful and strong. Pesto on Cliff for sure.

KC MO Garden Guy said...

Come on over Bob there was plenty. I froze about a cup and used the rest with pasta and grilled chicken. Yummmmmm!!
Send me the recipe when you get time, I just found one out of the Betty Crocker.
Dirty - No it's not planted next to the tomatoes. Basil always grows hugh for me. Maybe I dont harvest it often enough. Thanks for visiting!!

Laurie & Chris said...

I have never grown basil.Your basil look good. I am going to have to find a place to make a herb garden next year.

Andrea's Garden said...

Hello there, wow - my basil can only grow in pots here. The slugs seem to
love it for dinner or desert, though I know they won't be making any Pesto with it. It is rather easy to do. I looked up a recipe
in English for you. Have fun!

KC MO Garden Guy said...

Laurie - We always plant herbs but don't use a whole lot. This year I thought I would change that since we ended up with 2 basil plants. The rosemary died and the worms ate the parsley. But the worms will turn into beautiful butterflys so that is ok.

Andrea - Thanks for the recipe and yes english helps. It is very similiar to the one I used. To get rid of slugs I put a flower pot saucer in the ground at ground level and fill with beer, use cheap stuff. That way the slugs go out happy!!

Bob said...

Cliff I'll send your the recipe with the goodie basket. Take care, BOB

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Your basil looks great. There's a lot to harvest and making pesto with it is always a good idea. I made some pesto this year for the first time too and it was lovely, much much better than that shop bought stuff. And you know what? It's very easy to make.