Trader Joe’s Basil Plant
May 12, 2011 § 4 Comments
Basil is delicious. I grew up cooking with it and it’s a staple in my kitchen. I love fresh veggies, but the thought of gardening intimidates and bores me at the same time. This is my second plant. I had a tomato plant a year ago. It died not because of harsh weather, but complete lack of care. I wish I had the patience for gardening, but I don’t. Buying this plant was a stretch, but it was only fifty cents more than the pre-packaged basil. I decided to try it out.
Plant at Trader Joe’s: $2.99
Packaged Basil at Trader Joe’s: ~$2.50
The plant did not come with any clear instructions, so I just let it sit there for a day or two. The leaves looked like they were getting long so I panicked. Naturally, I turned to youtube to find my solution. The best I found was this guy.
After watching, I proceeded to prune my plant and was left with about three cups of fresh basil.
I’ve been trying to take care of my plant. We’ll see what happens.
If you do stop by Trader Joe’s, this would be a good buy even if you don’t like gardening.
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