Community garden and beehive update

I have not used all of the space in my garden plot, but that is my goal. I always intended to add basil, but could not find the varieties I wanted in a large enough quantity. I decided to root my own by cutting the basil plants that are at my house. For every one stem I cut, two grow in its place — whether I’m harvesting (for pesto or drying for later use) or making cuttings to transplant, it’s a win-win situation for me and the parent plant.

Here are three cuttings that I took last week:

basil roots

I transported my bottle of basil in my van’s cup holder.

I store basil this way, too, which I learned from my former CSA. (Now called Wabi-Sabi Farm) I prefer keeping my stems in a bottle or jar over keeping them in refrigerated plastic. It seems more natural, and the plastic bags or boxes cause the leaves to get icky-moist and discolored.

After a couple days of rain, my basil looks good in the ground. Before I started the basil though, this package arrived:

bee equip (1)

shipment from the bee supply store

I was in dire need of spare equipment. Spares make it easier for me to move frames around. They also give me something to swap when something needs to be repaired.

You might also like:

This entry was posted in food and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.