Thanks to all the rain, the plants had exploded from 8-9" to almost 18", in less than four days.
My dad sells fresh local veggies to a nearby restaurant, but for some reason he has no luck growing basil. I, on the other hand, can throw it in anything, anywhere, and it will grow almost without a second thought (Dad got the apples, peaches, strawberries, blackberries and raspberry gene - I got the basil gene).
This photo above is what's left. A week from now, this plant will be at least half again as tall, and very bushy.
Here's the cut basil - huge, bright green, crisp leaves, and the fragrance is just *heavenly*.
Considering how easy it is to grow (except for my dad), and the new interest of restaurants to buy locally, try growing some basil - you never know when you'll find yourself with a new cash crop.