PLANT NOW

Homes+ (Australia) - - MY BACKYARD -

Pot­ted herbs make lovely gifts for teach­ers and col­leagues. Plant seedlings now into painted tins or ter­ra­cotta pots for a money-savvy present that will look great by Christ­mas. Grow mi­cro greens on a win­dowsill and you’ll have smart gar­nishes by next month.

HAR­VEST NOW

If you al­ready have more basil than you know what to do with, blend it up with some olive oil, pour into ice-cube trays and freeze. Once solid, re­move and store in zi­plock bags in the freezer for up to six months. Add to soups, stews, risotto, roast vegies and salad dress­ings as re­quired.

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