I wouldn’t expect to be saying in October, almost November that I had basil growing in the greenhouse. In fact, I’m pleased that I managed to grow any basil at all. I’m having one of those realisation moments when I think about how far we have come. We hadn’t successfully grown anything before we moved here and to think I am preserving regularly and enjoying meals from the veg plot is a really satisfying feeling. Preserving in general is a great feeling for me, be it shop bought, gifted or grown items and I hope that even if just one person could be inspired to preserve as a result of these posts then that would be amazing.
The basil I grew are green and red. The red one came free with the Grow Your Own magazine that I subscribe to which send seeds with each order. I also grew standard green basil which just loves to grow and I plan to fill my window sills with it next year!
Tonight I started to tidy up the greenhouse and brought the basil indoors. The kids picked the leaves off for me and they did a great job. Grace washed the leaves and put them in the salad spinner for me.
I put both red and green in together so I hope they will work out. I sterilised a jar and packed the leaves in.