Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Basil seeds growing 5/29/13!
Last summer I grew some sweet basil and allowed it to go to seed at the end of the summer. Before a frost and Hurricane Sandy I collected the seeds and left them in a glass cup all winter. They looked just like poppy seeds. I know I didn't store then in ideal conditions but figured I would try growing them anyways. I started the seeds in an egg carton. Before I planted the seeds I let them soak in a cup if warm water for a few hours. To my surprise they formed a gel coating around the seed just like Chia Seeds do! I wouldn't have been surprised if none of the seeds sprouted but most of them did! Now I have an egg carton filled with basil sprouts! Hopefully the will continue to grow and I can plant themin between my tomatoes! If I get enough plants I can use them in sauces or maybe even try to make pesto!!