:help: I just brought about a bushel basket of basil in from the garden. Now what? I read that you could make basil paste (pesto without the garlic, etc.) to freeze and am thinking I would rather do that than dry it. Anyone ever do this before? Also, I am wondering if I harvested some of it to late. It's been trying to flower, but I kept pinching the flowers off before they opened. When I cut the basil (leaving some leaves at the bottom in hopes it will put out again) I discovered some of the plants had gotten pretty woody. Did I wait to long to harvest? I have two different kinds of Basil and don't remember what they are. Will it hurt to mix them up when I freeze it? I do have to admit that the house smells wonderful with all this basil in the kitchen, as do I after being up to my elbows in it.