Every single plant you decide to grow can make a huge difference in your life.
How about $1,000 in groceries per year from just ONE garden pot? It’s all about choosing the right varieties for your strategy and goals… That’s what makes growing food WORTH IT! So just how much of a difference can choosing the right plant make for you in a single year? Watch and decide for yourself: basil vs avocados!
And… discover an unexpected secret to making awesome pesto.
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I thought Avocados must be grafted. Trees from seeds dont make fruit without it?
Thanks for another inspiring video! Here in Minnesota I have good luck with arugula. Even though it tends to bolt in hot weather, I keep pinching off the flowers. It keeps going until the frost. Since I like it’s strong flavor I use it as my main salad green all summer. I also have good luck with green beans although the wait is longer. Swiss chard too..
Thanks I have this basil plant in small garden in Florida. I was wondering why I didn’t find noticeable seeds. I let it fully flower as at times it’s covered in bees. Going out to hard prune it as most flowers done.
Stacey, I never miss watching your videos because you exude so much of the right energy that our world needs alot more of ! ‘Good to learn about this basil variety that is perennial.!
Right now I also grow a lot of herbs, swiss chard, beets and kale all in container pots. In the last couple of years, I also grow bok choy , zuchinni and celery. My celery is prolific this year. I do not have a lot of luck in my climate with spinach, although next year I am gong to experiment with planting it for the fall versus the spring. Thanks for keeping that positive energy going and thriving!
I like kales, Bok Chou as my speedy successes. Have lots of herbs in my central Florida garden, as I like you use many fresh herbs in my cooking
Lynn, what kind of scallions multiply themselves?
I am currently growing lemon basil and have harvested a lot for salads and garnishes for tomatoes etc. My biggest producers this year have been various
kinds of lettuces, Swiss chard and kale. I hope to plant the peach trees I grew from seed outdoors next year in a hedge of 4 small trees.
Good to know about the basil. Now I know why mine always dies. I will look for this variety!!
In response to Carrie,
Avocado trees, and their flowers more specifically, are capable of self-pollination; therefore, avocado trees will produce just fine as single trees.
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Great video. Don’t you need 2 trees for avocados to produce fruit?
Basil, a few varieties, I love making pesto. Also spinach, love to eat them fresh in smoothies and in recipies, as well as freeze in bags for winter season. I am so lucky I came across your website, Stacey, you give so much positive energy, love for gardening and awesome tips!!! I’m soon starting my second season of gardening all excited!!!
Best fast food for me, scallions, the variety that multiplies itself. Get some established and you have fresh scallions for life! Always ready. Thank you Stacey for all you do! I love your work.
Could you please share your pesto recipe. Thanks.