Genovese Basil.. in the summer.
I believe in the saying “let your garden surprise you” and mine sure did. Who would have thought that Genovese Basil: which is the basil mainly used in the creation of Italian pesto can survive our summer heat!
This basil surprise came as a complete accident. I was throwing out some old potting soil which had these basil seeds that didn’t germinate from the lack of warmth (the potting soil was in containers indoors).
I usually throw bad/extra potting soil in parts of the garden with poor soil, and surprises appear.
The warmth from the sun gave life to these shockingly strong and bushy basil plants. These accidental basil plants are enough to make a big big dish of pesto pasta for the entire family. They’re doing so well because they’re growing under partial and not full sun.
I got these very nice seeds from Almashatel by Caillard
Here’s to happy accidents!