I passed the ultimate test to see if I can be a plant ecologist and I am proud of it: I managed to take care of 4 species of basil from seed to maturity, without letting them die!
Of course, there was a bit of luck involved. There were a couple of hot days where they were living on the edge, ruthlessly forgotten (by me!) in the sun behind the window. But it was never closer than almost. Remember from this post how tiny the seedlings were in the beginning, and admire their perfection now!
No better way to celebrate this success story than with a delicious spaghetti with basil leaves. I managed to take a picture of the plate in undisturbed conditions only seconds before I enjoyed this well-deserved dish.
I will not get many scientific publications out of this experiment, but the accomplishment certainly was at least as valuable! And my tummy certainly approves…
Can’t have spaghetti without basil 🙂
Never tried growing it .. have a job to keep a plant thriving in this climate Lol
The basil seemed to do fine in my kitchen, without too much help from me, so it seems to be strong enough, you should give it a try!
Congrats! I just killed two Jamaican pumpkin seedlings by putting them out too early, over-watering them, under-watering them, or something.
Isn’t basil so good to cook with?
It is so easy to ruin plants, they can’t talk and say what they want from us :D. So I am really happy that the basil survived my efforts :). I especially like the personal touch to the food if you grow the basil yourself.