Also, caterpillars! I couldn't help but think that perhaps I was bringing more caterpillars to the tomatoes by having such inviting basil close by for them to chomp on. My basil was being eating alive by caterpillars...and they were starting in on my precious tomatoes!!!
Ergo, I decided to pick most of my basil...it was time to put those caterpillars on starvation diet.
There is pretty much only one thing to do with a massive bowl of basil, and that is to make Pesto. I used the recipe from Indira Naidoo's book though I added WAY more Parmesan cheese than she recommends as I found the taste of the basil just too strong for me.
As much as love Pesto I still find the smell of basil totally overpowering, especially as you need to check each + every leaf for bugs before you blend them up. I'm also not sure but the olive oil in my pesto keeps being absorbed...maybe my fridge is too high...or something (HELP)!
Do you like Pesto and if so do you have a great recipe for homemade Pesto?
Happy gardening, Miss Piggy xoxo