I was away this weekend and came back late on Sunday. It had been hot and dry and I feared the basil plant in what is literally the back yard (it’s tiny) had wilted and died. After all it had been starved of water and cooked in the baking hot sun for three days like most of us.
But the reverse was true. When I went to give it some water it was dry for sure, the leaves were hanging limply by the stems, but there were also little white flowers all around the top of the plant. I did a double take. Was this the same plant? what was going on? On closer inspection it was indeed the same plant, it had just grown up. I had no idea basil flowered, I would always use it all before it could.