That Sweet Basil should be ready to transplant into your garden!
Basil is one of the world’s most loved herbs. The Greek word for basil is basileus which means King.
Growing: Basil has deep tap roots, and do not liked to be moved. So transplant your seedlings carefully in the cool of the late afternoon. Keep the soil moist. Sweet Basil is best grown from seed sown in the early Spring and transplanted 50cm apart..
Harvesting: Basil is best used fresh (dried and frozen Basil loses flavor) It is best to pinch of the tips, this also discourages it from flowering, ensuring a longer life span of the plant.
Companion planting: Plant Basil with tomatoes, Summer Savory and fruit trees.
Culinary: Probably the most popular use is Basil Pesto. It tastes good with pizza, pasta, tomatoes, chicken and sausages.
Medicinal: Basil tea is excellent to detox and de-stress. It is good for migraines, peptic ulcers, mouth infections, coughs…
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