When I planted the basil back in May, I was severely disappointed with how few seeds were in the packet. Surely this would not give me enough basil to make the pesto I was dreaming off. I was so wrong. The above photo is all the basil I harvested.
The next order of business was to make pesto! It’s surprisingly easy to make, and very tasty on pizza & pasta. As I was picking all the leaves off the basil, I came to the realization that I really dislike the smell of basil.. .but not the taste. Go figure.
Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots. She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden. She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.