In the bare spots in the vegie garden fill them in with a few extra plants of Basil. Basil thrives in the hot weather and will be ready to harvest in a few short weeks.

Top tips for the best flavoured basil;

  • Basil needs to be grown fast – plant in well prepared and heavily mulched soil.
  • If planting in a pot, mix equal parts of premium potting mix with coco peat. This will hold extra available water without waterlogging roots.
  • Harvest regularly and liquid fertilise fortnightly

When making pesto remember to harvest young flower stalks and add them to the mixture as they have the most flavour compared to the leaves. Fresh pesto freezes very well so an abundance of produce in the summer will be welcomed in winter when a quick meal is needed.

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