Archive : basil

Jan 30 2015 by in Barbie's garden, Bloggers Harvest Day, Gardening, | 5 comments

Harvest Day

This is the best day of the week! The day I go out with my basket and harvest all the ripe and ready vegetables!! Yum!! Happy Days! The photos tell the story……. Love all the veggies and such great variety!! Will cook some and juice the rest!   Happy Gardening xxx

Mar 13 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Recipes | 2 comments

What to do with all the Basil?

It’s really hard to believe that after two weeks of starting my veggie planter I have so much Basil that I need to find a use for it. I think I planted the first Basil plant about a month ago and together with the batch I planted in the new veggie planter I have so much that I decided to make Basil Pesto. Here’s my Basil Pesto Recipe: Ingredients for approximately 250mls […]

Feb 27 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 13 comments

My new Vegetable Garden

Veggie Planted completed

I have set up the new veggie planter, purchased seedlings from the nursery, studied up on companion planting to see which of the seedlings will grow well together and then lovingly planted all the new herb and vegetable seedlings. With the new vegetable planter it has been incredibly easy to do and surprisingly, it was lots of fun! Now it’s time to sit back, give the plants a good daily watering and […]

Feb 15 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Do it yourself, Gardening, Products | 7 comments

Basic organic pesticide

Organic pesticide

I have been using this basic organic pesticide in my garden, especially on my lemon tree, and it is working wonders. I know we both hate using these harsh chemical pesticides and with the help of Margret Roberts, I have been successful with this mix. Take a bucket (I’m not quite there yet with this huge quantity) of basil or any pungent strong herb. Pour 1 to 2 buckets of boiling water […]

Feb 15 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 3 comments

Tomato and Basil

Tomato and Basil plants

Thought I’d give you an update on the little Tomato plant you gave me! Here it is and you can see the little Sweet Basil plant I bought on Sunday planted next to it! I am amazed at how quickly the tomato has grown. It must be three times the size it was when you gave it to me. (wish all my plants grew that quickly!). They are both living in a […]

Jan 20 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, | 3 comments

Sweet Basil beginnings

Sweet Basil

Had a busy day away from the garden, so I’ll have to do a walk-about tomorrow and give you an up date! I mentioned that I have a seedling tray full of sweet basil amd roma tomato shots and that I’ll be transplanting them to larger, individual seedling trays. Last year I grew bushes and bushes of sweet basil from seed and I find them the easiest plant to grow. The way […]