basil - wk3

7.08.2008

So the basil has been planted in eight separate planters. I will probably start giving some of them away as hostess gifts :) I can't believe that they're actually thriving under the supervision of my black thumb. Though it might be because I am so obsessed about how they're growing that I stare at them for half an hour each day. They can feel my brain waves willing them into growing faster.

Notes: It's genovese basil. I pinched off the apical growth on most of the plants after the second true-leaves. From accidentally breaking off a branch on the big basil plant (furthest in the picture) I've learned that pinching the stem off exactly at the leaf node (thus not leaving a branch above that leaf) keeps new growth from happening at that point.

3 comments:

Berit said...

unbelievable! i am so jealous of your basilific success! mine are so puny and wilted, they've been relegated to the care of my neighbor, amy, whose thumb is decidedly less black than mine. unfortunately, mommy #1 may have already done irreversible damage...

fert said...

i'll bring one by on saturday :)

Berit said...

in the timeless words of napolean dynamite, "yesssssssssss"!

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