Tuesday, August 9, 2011



Basil is one of those herbs that you either hate or love.  Basil has both an anise flavor and a fresh green flavor - I am talking about the traditional culinary sweet basil.  There are so many different varieties of Basil:  lemon basil, spicy basil, Thai basil, cinnamon basil, lime basil, clove basil.....................
Out of all the varieties that I have tried to grow my favorite is "Genovese Basil" - because of it's taste and ease of harvesting.  The large leaves are perfect for making pesto.

I always try to plant Basil two different times throughout the season.  In the picture above the smaller plants were planted 3 weeks after the larger plant on the left - that way I am able to harvest Basil multiple times in one summer.

"Genovese" Basil

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