Summer storms and green grass

Lately we have had Rain and Weather with capital letters. Our grass which was a crispy brown that crunched under our feet is now a soft green; the basil, apple cucumber and Tropic tomato plants are zooming ahead; and the ground is so soft that weed pulling is easy. I am about to give up …

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Finally some pesto

I've been trying to grow lots of basil. I had a good basil crop a few years ago and made pesto from it, discovering that homemade pesto is far yummier than jarred stuff, to the point where the jarred stuff is hardly worth buying (except that it is still better than no pesto at all... …

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