We were at the farmer’s market at the Brickworks on Saturday, left with armloads of garlic scapes…and a whole lot of delicious farm fresh goodness. I picked up a bunch of Basil at the Sosnicki Organic farm table and it still had the roots on. We spoke with Jessie Sosnicki for a while, mainly about our shared obsession for Tomatoes. I asked her whether I should plant the Basil or eat it…(half joking). She mentioned that with the roots on, stood in a jar of water it’ll last a lot longer – don’t put it in the fridge, it’ll go black. We unpacked the groceries when we got home and I stood the basil in a mason jar of water. I had some soil leftover from a plant I had recently re-potted and decided to give him a more ‘permanent’ home the next day. I’m (definitely) no green thumb, but maybe we’ll have fresh basil for a little while longer.
So meet Herb, he’s living in a nice pot (from Quince) in our living room until we eat him up, or he expires. I left a little room in the pot. If all goes well maybe i’ll buy him some Thyme or something (har har).
If you’re surfing around, the Sosnickis have a really cute website and a fantastic blog that tells about the day-to-day life on the farm. They always have an amazing selection at the Brickworks farmer’s market on Saturdays – can’t wait until Tomato season!!!