Bob Henrick wrote:Since the tomato season is just about gone from the local scene, I am thinking of turning my basil into pesto. I have three largish basil plants which will die with the first frost, so I am thinking that before that happens I will pull them.
Is pulling the plants, then stripping the leaves what I need to do? or do you just defoliate the plant in the garden? While we are about this I have about a pound of pine nuts in the hull. Does anyone have a sure fire method of hulling these little rascals? Rolling them between thumb and knuckle is the proscribed way, or so I am told, but I guess I am not that tough.
All input appreciated.