Basil Harvest

As a follow-up to yesterday’s blog, I harvested basil today. It really opened up some space in my herb garden, and I was able to plant 10 seedlings of red romaine lettuce. When I pick basil, I pick it all. I cut the plant down so there are two pairs of leaves left on the stem… this will allow the plant to keep growing, and get big again. I take all this basil and pick off all the leaves. Once I wash the leaves, I will make pesto, put it into  ice cube trays, and freeze it. With nice cubes…