So You Want a Bigger Basil Harvest

Harvesting Basil

If you’ve planted basil in your garden this year, I can guarantee you are already thinking of how you can use this spicy, aromatic herb. Now you are counting the days until you can clip those basil leaves and bring them indoors. For the maximum harvest this summer follow these four steps: Plant Basil in Full Sun

Freezing Bell Peppers

Diced red peppers are a handy way to add color and flavor to many dishes. But for years, I left them out of recipes, not wanting to buy a whole pepper just to add two tablespoons to a dish and then let the rest rot. Then one day I decided to try freezing the remainder.

Freezing Basil

If you planted basil this spring, you probably have an abundance of basil ready for harvest. Congratulations! Now what are you going to do to enjoy all that lush flavor? Eat it fresh in pesto…certainly, but there are limits to how much pesto a person can eat. If you want to maximize preserved flavor, try freezing them.

Pearls of Wisdom

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

— Jack London

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