It is quite amazing what can happen in 3 weeks while you are away traveling. The small basil and tomato seedlings I left behind jumped dramatically under the care of our friends who were housesitting. Here is what they looked liked just before we left.
Here is the basil now… (upper left in above photo)
…and the tomato seedling from the lower left…
I am always amazed at how plants can suddenly shoot up and take on a while new look in just a few days. I hope to get a few tomatoes off the seedling, although it is late in the season and I am growing the basil as the start for an entire bed of basil intermixed with the lavender in the front garden. It is one of the few places that seems to get enough sun to support it.