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Basil Forever and Other Tidbits...

Category: Miscellaneous | Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 6:38 am

It is said that Basil is the King of Herbs. It certainly rules around here lately. I have three varieties growing in my Aerogarden. Cinnamon Basil, Lettuce Leaf Basil, and Large Leaf Italian Basil.

In addition to this, I have some Spearmint growing in the Aerogarden as well.

17 May 2018 - 3 Basils and 1 Spearmint ( photo / image / picture from xantedeschia's Garden )

I could have filled this void with yet more basil but I figured I'd try something different in the Aerogarden even if only to break up the monopoly the basils had. The Spearmint grows incredibly fast and easily holds its own against the three Basils. Though I do have to keep the Lettuce Leaf Basil trimmed to keep it from blocking the light.

For anyone curious about the sweater I posted about previously, I am currently working on the sleeves of my blue Flax sweater, Mir Ist Kalt. In this stifling heat, it is not the most fun of tasks but it is worth it to see the stitches getting done round by round as my garment edges closer and closer to completion.

16 May 2018 Blue Flax Sweater One Sleeve Incomplete ( photo / image / picture from xantedeschia's Garden )

I think that's about it. Good night, all. :)

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Frank wrote on Sat May 26, 2018 6:25 pm:

The AeroGarden was a great investment!


xantedeschia wrote on Sun May 27, 2018 5:21 am:

Thanks! I think so too. I've been getting lots of basil and mint off of it since they've been old enough to harvest from. I couldn't even eat all of the basil, so I froze it to save for later recipes.

Quiyn wrote on Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:44 pm:

I've never really paid attention, but I thought basil was basil. I didn't really know there were varieties like cinnamon basil. Now I'm curious :)

Thank you!


xantedeschia wrote on Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:07 pm:

Hi @Quiyn!

There are so many varieties out there. It is truly amazing. The next few varieties I grow are going to be purple and ruffle leafed. I just have a soft spot in my heart for Cinnamon Basil because it was the first crop of Basil I'd ever grown.

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