Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Garden Tuesday Basil and Peppers

Rooted basil

Do you remember on July 3rd, when I posted about harvesting my basil?  I explained that my first basil harvest always goes to rooting, so that I can have more basil plants.  Well here are my first basil roots ready to go back in the garden.  They have been sitting on a windowsill in a little jar of water, busily growing roots.

planted basil

And here they are planted in the garden.  You can see the original basil plants that I harvested them from are ready to harvest again.  I will cut them back (and probably make some pesto or a caprese salad) so that they are about the same size as the newly rooted plants.

Cayenne peppersjalopeno peppers

Also, in my garden, my hot peppers are loving this hot, dry weather.  What’s happening in your garden?

Please join me for Garden Tuesday.

16 comments:

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I wish I had remembered your rooting idea this year Pam. It's a fabulous way to keep basil growing in the garden and you can enjoy it in the house at the same time.
Sam

Rachel Cotterill said...

I have pepper plants on the windowsill at the moment - but they're very small yet! :-)

Joanne said...

I love how resilient basil is! It's just about the only thing I can grow :)

Lea Ann (Cooking on the Ranch) said...

I wish Cilantro worked that way. I wanted to thank you for the Donna Hay iPad tip. I talked about it in a blog post. I'm really enjoying her magazine.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers said...

Thanks for this. I really like your peppers. The long one is really cool looking. It is too cool to grow peppers where I am, so I don't have much luck with them.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Kat said...

Half of my garden revived with the rains we have been having. For some reason my banana peppers are not well this year. The jalapeno is great though, as well as the red peppers. Gardening is still a mystery to me.
Not sure I have a photo this week, but will look.

Ellen B Cookery said...

What an awesome idea. I just learned a new tip. Thank you!

Mrs. Petrie said...

I hadn't thought about rooting my basil. I love that idea.

Donna Heber said...

Pam,

Your basil and pepper plants look great! I didn't realize you could root basil this way :-) Thank you for hosting.

June said...

Gorgeous Pam and great idea re the basil. Love your peppers too. We took out our little "garden" before we left for holidays but I'm assuming the citrus are growing like crazy and another bunch of kumquats will be ready when we get back on Sunday.

Marjie said...

Farmers here are saying peppers are super hot because of the dryness and heat. Strange summer we're having.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Can't say my basil exactly thrived last year, nor my tomatoes, and as for my chillies - not a single fruit. Mind you we had a cooler than usual summer, and I think they all needed more warmth to really flourish.

Maybe I will have more luck in the summer to come - love your idea of harvesting and rooting the basil to keep it going.

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

I still haven't gotten around to harvesting my basil. I need to make up some jars of basil pesto for the fall and winter.

I thought my peppers were doing pretty well, but now I'm finding rotting spots on them. I'm trying to catch the rotting early so I can still have a decent harvest.

Brisbane garden sheds said...

Wow! That was indeed a healthy looking garden! I am so happy for you.

Mary said...

Your plants look wonderful! Our garden is completely done at this point, complete with dry as a bone shoulder high weeds and all. It's a sight. Apparently, one shouldn't even attempt it in the midst of a summer fully loaded with travel plans. Oh well, the fall season will be here in just a month or so! Have a wonderful night!

Chris said...

My basil is finally recovering and we didn't plant peppers this year. Boo. Your basil looks like it is multiplying well!