This spring, I started growing a few herbs in containers. There is nothing like the scent of freshly cut Basil. So far, I have Thyme, Rosemary, and Basil. New sprouts of Lemon Balm, Parsley, and Lavender have finally appeared. For some reason, the mint seeds are not sprouting, but I’m not giving up.
For me, the best way to learn is by diving in and seeing what works and what doesn’t. I have a little knowledge since my grandparents were farmers and my dad was passionate about gardening. If it wasn’t for the amazing people out there on YouTube, I don’t know what I would do! Thank you, YouTube Creators! You are amazing.
On to Basil. Here are a couple of videos on growing and pruning this wonderful herb. After I prune my herbs, I tie them up with twine and dry them for a couple of weeks before placing them in glass jars. Herbs can be enjoyed fresh or dried and used in recipes as needed.