We’re still waiting for our Pinetree order [since we were out of a few of our favorite vegetables] and thinking that after turbo planting greens and early vegetables that it’s time for starting tomatoes and basil.

Although we’re tempted to cheat and buy a pot of sweet basil from the produce section of our local grocery  store. It is less expensive than buying from the garden center, faster than growing from seed and it’s ready to go.  Ready, that is, after repotting and setting out to harden with a remay blanket at night prior to planting sometime in mid-April.

One of the best reasons for growing your own – ensalada caprise made with fresh tomatoes, fresh basil and homemade mozzarella.

Homegrown’s all right with me!