Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Basil Blossom

Most of my south-facing window sills are fast filling up with seedlings for the garden - stocks, eggplants, chili peppers, parsley, and a number of different basils, to be joined soon by numerous other flowers - and I am so far very happy with how they are all coming along. Perhaps the most vigorous little plants have been those grown from a batch of seed of sacred basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) from Fedco Seeds. They have come up so quickly and enthusiastically, in fact, that yesterday the first flowers appeared.

A pale purple basil bloom on the kitchen window sill

These differ a bit from the holy basil or tulsi I have had from other seed sources, both in how quickly and lustily they have grown and in overall habit and appearance but I am certainly very pleased  with their vigor.

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