Buckets of Basil

July 25, 2011

We found vintage galvanized buckets a few years back, and thought they would be perfect to grow basil in. Since we are only out on the island 2 days a week, they are easy to care for, as we just heavily water them before we depart, and give them another good watering when we arrive. We had several holes drilled in the bottom of each bucket, allowing for drainage.

Since basil grows plentifully, we have tomato & basil salad often. Either for lunch with a piece of cheese & baguette, or with dinner as our salad. I cut the tomatoes in half, tear some basil leaves, add a few healthy pinches of sea salt and some fresh ground black pepper, with a splash or two of olive oil. It is the simplest, freshest, taste of Summer.