Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Smell of Fresh Basil

This summer I experimented in growing some plants, including tomatoes, parsley, and dill, with later additions of ginger, basil, and chives. The basil has done especially well, and after a late start I am getting lots of tomatoes too. Some of the tomatoes are not doing too well due to the rain and cold weather we had this summer, but I still have quite a few ripening. The basil smells especially nice.

I think this is an easy project anyone can do at home, and it does save some costs in buying fresh food. Imagine if everyone grew a few plants in their window boxes or balcony/patio. I tend to think we'd all be a bit healthier and doing our part to eat local food. Give it a try next summer!

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