The Little Cellar Rat can’t imagine not having Basil in the garden or the kitchen! The plants have a limited life span, so in order to ensure a constant supply, you need to be continually encouraging new generations. It’s always heart-warming to see little plants appearing in the Herb Patch but they are also easy to strike in water, especially in the warmer months. It is fascinating to plot the growth of those tiny little white ‘bumps’ on the stems through to Rapunzel-like white wavy ‘hair’ and all in a matter of days. The one delicious Lemon Basil plant has self-seeded and a few pieces put into water in the kitchen for ease-of-use, have now sprouted roots and are almost ready to plant out. buona cucina!