Trimming the basil (finally!)

So ok- I let the basil get a little overgrown.

Yes yes basil gets bitter if you let it flower- but oh my god the bees. This may not have been the hottest of summers but damn did we get bees! Since peppers and tomatoes and fava beans and green beans need pollinators- I basically sacrificed the basil plant to the bee gods.

But it is nearly October- and I’d like basil this fall/winter. So I got my clips out…

And I got to work! It not the prettiest basil plant but hopefully now that I cut off the flowers I can hopefully get new green growth.

African Blue Basil is a sterile hybrid so it can last for years and years. This was basically it’s fall haircut.

So that this beautiful undergrowth can become tomorrow’s pesto!


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