I love basil, but I've been unsuccessful getting it to grow in my garden. I'll keep trying; in the meantime this is a great way for me to get more yield from a store-bought bunch.
1. Cut a few stems of basil from the bunch. Make sure to get the base of the stem, not just the leaves.
2. Place the stems in a glass of water and keep them on the kitchen counter. Here are my 3 little plants.
In a few days the stems will begin to sprout. Now you have several new basil plants for your garden.
*Perfect for a hostess gift:
Bring a sprouted plant to a friend you are visiting- I know I'd love receiving a little basil plant as a gift!
I put my basil in water yesterday, so I'll be back in a few days with images of the sprouts.