I know basil.  I’ve grown it before in pots on my windowsill in Australia.  I loved being able to snip off a bit of fresh basil for my salads and pasta.  So this Spring, imagining all the lovely 24 hour sun we’d be having over Summer and all the lovely basil I could be eating, I planted some basil seeds in a pot and put them on the balcony.  A couple of months later this is what was there…

basil

…just one little seedling.  And no matter how much love, how much sun or how much water this little fella got, he just didn’t grow.  After four months he was no bigger than my thumb so I picked his biggest leaf and popped it in my mouth.  And that was that.

I guess Tromsø is not meant to grow basil. 

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