This stuff is always a treat during the wintertime. It is great in soups. We shoot for having several jars of dried basil before the first frosts take out the plants. This year we will exceed that and have plenty to spare. So for now we are going to have to eat plenty of pesto and let the rabbits have the rest. Oh yeah, rabbits LOVE basil. Of all we feed them from the garden, they will hit the basil first. Over carrots even.
Basil is just one of those plants everyone should grow. You don’t need much space, soil, water, nutrients, etc. It just grows. As easy as it is to grow I am continually astounded by the prices our grocers charge for fresh basil. It boggles the mind when you feed 20 bucks (super overpriced grocery value) worth of basil to the bunnies. If you have sunlight, soil, or even a pot, grow basil.