Rooting Basil Cuttings in Water!
If you are anything like me, you may miss a blog post now and then. Oh sure, you try and read everything everyone posts, but sometimes life gets in the way, and before you know it, Feedly says you have 1000+ blog posts to read. So, maybe you missed my posts last year about basil, more specifically harvesting your basil. So, this is a repeat of a sorts, using this year’s basil. I start out with about 3 basil plants, when they get about 10-12 inches tall, I trim them all the way back to about 4 inches tall, making sure to leave a few leaves. Then I bring in all the stems and put them in little vases. Who knew that rooting basil cuttings in water could be so easy!
After a couple of weeks, this happens!!! Yep, basil roots crazy easy! I’ve also learned that you can do the same rooting technique with store bought basil! Yes, those little packages that you pay a fortune for – well, just look at them as lots of little basil plants!
I take all my new little basil plants and plant them back in my herb bed. Now, I have eleven basil plants. In about a month, I will harvest all of them, and begin the process of freezing the basil, either in pesto, or just chopped up in olive oil and frozen.
Now, run to the store or your local nursery and grab a few basil plants, smiling smugly, knowing that soon you’ll have a whole bed full now that you know how easy it is to root basil cuttings!