So, I set out to harvest the seeds. If you are interested here is a video explaining how: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEQNDWJeSG4
As I sat at the table picking the seeds out, Hudson came to see what I was doing. He wanted to help, so I set him up a little napkin and showed him how to remove the seeds. He helped me for a bit and we talked about seeds, big and small, and what we are going to do with these seeds. We also talked about the cost of fresh basil vs. basil plants vs. seeds. I learned how to harvest the seeds, but would probably never do it again since the cost for a package of seeds is less than the amount of time/effort it took to harvest them. BUT It was an invaluable teachable moment and made the effort all worth it.
The Seeds The Dry Blossoms
The total harvest