another basil harvest

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Well, it sure was a good year for basil. I have always thought a second harvest was possible, but have never actually gotten one. This year we have had two big batches of basil. The first was in late August when I cut the plants down leaving about 5 inches of stem and a few leaves. During September, the plants regrew to their original height. This weekend I cut the entire plant off and cleared out the beds. I think we’ll get a frost in a week or two anyway. We’ll be able to eat pesto every day all winter now!

Ocimum basilicum

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