the five basil plants we bought from tagaytay are now at their peak.
we bought cinammon basil, sweet basil, thai basil, java basil,
and my favorite, italian basil last, february for only 20 php (50 cents) a piece.
now, most branches have blooms,
others have flowers spent,
and a few also have dry seeds.
i love the smell of basil especially when
i accidentally brush their leaves as i pass by.
we use the basil, specifically the italian basil, on our omelette,
a recipe we copied from an italian restaurantduring our wedding anniversary vacation this year
and for my all-time favorite pesto.
it seems i am not the only one loving the basil plants,
they are also attracting different insects,
wasps, bees, fruit flies, and butterflies.
but what i love more with these basil plants....
are these free seedlings!
voluntary plants that sprouted around the old basil plants.
got so excited with these sprouts and transplanted
the ones with true leaves on seedling trays.
i will be bringing them to the farm next week for mom.
guess we'll be making more omelette and pesto next harvest season.