We dont have that much heat and Sun here in Sweden to be able to have a lot of nice smelling basilica bushes. I were able to grow up two of them this spring and summer. They became relatively big. See below.
The sun has been shining and giving my Basilica groth and wealthy and beatiful smelling leaves.
I dedicate a part of the song of the Sun by S Franciscus to this reap.
“Ad te solo, Altissimo, se konfano,
et nullu homo ène dignu te mentovare.
Laudato sie, mi’ Signore, cum tucte le tue creature,
spetialmente messor lo frate sole,
lo qual è iorno, et allumini noi per lui.”
( Source: Cantico delle creature )
This is my second plant still soon to be reaped
Below is my first and biggest plant, half reaped. I decided to grind leaves with pinoli nuts and a little salt and frieze it into cubes. The cubes will be thawn, mixed with olive oil, parmesan and garlic when its time for dinner. I hope it will work out well and we will be able to enjoy the basilica.
A tasty tagliatelle with nice smelling pesto