Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Harvesting Basil Seeds

Hallo there everyone. :)
Fall is approaching rapidly here in the southern US and it's time to start collecting seeds from this year's harvest!

Korgan and I planted 2 basil plants back in the spring and one of them decided it wanted to flower over the summer. :) So, I decided to get the seeds ready for harvesting yesterday!

It's quite simple really. You snap off the bits with the brown pods on them and lay them out to dry. After a few weeks you can just skim off the pods and poof! Free seeds for the spring!

Happy harvesting. :)

1 comment:

  1. Whitney! Thank you!
    Yukiko had some japanese basil and I wanted some for myself but I wasn't sure how to go about getting the seeds. Now I know! I have the pods and i'm letting them dry out.
    You RAWK and I love you bunny.