Do you buy basil plants from the supermarket when you need some fresh leaves for a recipe? Yes, well me too! I buy the potted plant, put it on my kitchen windowsill, use up the leaves as much as possible, then bin it.
Not this time though! After reading a great post over at An Ode To Mung Beans I thought I’d try re-potting it instead of throwing it away.
As you can see from the photo, the basil plant has absolutely thrived – I definitely recommend you try this.
When you first buy it, re-pot it straight into a flower pot that is about four times the size of the one it is already in. Add plenty of fresh soil/compost (I had some ordinary multi-purpose compost left from the summer) and make sure all the root areas are totally covered, and water.
This basil plant has been going for some time and new leaves are still appearing.