College anthropology instructor, paleoethnobotanist, drylands agroecologist, community educator, single mom, owner of Rainshadow Farm Center.
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While I can't seem to get a good photo of the bees that are out and about today, here's a picture of some of the tulsi I'm growing. I haven't found a way to grow it well in the ground here; it's so dry in this part of the high desert. For now I'm growing it in pots. This year I've probably got a dozen pots; most I'm letting go to seed for next year's plants. Next year I hope to have many, many large containers of tulsi.
I can't do my tulsi infused wine since wine is off my menu for now. The tea (flower and leaf, together) is nice. Next year I want to infuse it into oil. It is the second most wonderful medicinal plant in Katerina's Pharmacopeia. Sometimes I think it's the first.