Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pesto Anyone?

This is "Pesto Perpetuo" and it's just what you'd expect it to be: a basil plant that never stops producing. Even in these early chilly days of fall, it still looks good. It thrives in full sun and requires no maintenance whatsoever. It grows up to 4 feet high and has a creamy green and white variegated foliage. From what I've read, it can be overwintered indoors in a sunny spot. If I do that, I'll have to be careful to dig it out of the pot that it's in without damaging the other plants. But it might just be worth a try. Just looking at it makes me want to start a pot of pasta boiling.

Bookshelf: Container Gardening Books


Natasha Chiara said...

Oh wow! I wish my basil looked like that. For some reason I didn't get a single basil plant to produce this summer, I went through four plants. Looks like you have a winner there though.

Karen said...

WTH? That's beautiful. I'm going to try that one in a pot next year.