Season in the Sun
What could be easier than stooping down on the patio to cut a fresh sprig of mint for poolside mojitos?
What could be easier than stooping down on the patio to cut a fresh sprig of mint for poolside mojitos, or reaching over to the kitchen windowsill for a fragrant fistful of basil to add to your summery baby mesclun salad?
“The nice thing about an herb basket is that it’s mobile,” says David Gilson, owner of The Herb Lyceum in Groton, where he grows more than 300 varieties of herbs.
The portable bundles of flavor are also ideal for city gardeners short on space. Beginners can start with the basics—oregano for kicky tomato sauces, sweet basil for mouthwatering pesto. Just keep your basket well-watered and in a sunny spot, and you’ll be able to enjoy it all season. Our favorite tip from Gilson? When your sweet basil goes to flower, don’t despair. The flower has a shot of nectar in it and tastes even better than the rest of the plant.
ï€ The Herb Lyceum, Groton, 978-448-6499, gilsonslyceum.com