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Fresh Basil

December 21st, 2017

Every year I expand the number of herbs I grow indoors during the winter. This year, I added basil to mix. I figured I could grow it upstairs under my grow light in the warmest part of the house. It’s thriving and starting to bloom.

When I brought it in towards the end of October, it was already looking fantastic. It’s nice to have a bit of fresh basil here and there. I still need to get a flat or two of cilantro going, that’s the one herb that we both LOVE and use lots of in the kitchen.

Do you grow any herbs indoors?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.