Banner3
Garden Herbs and How to grow - Basil
12:06 PM | Author: Atie



Basil

Basil herb is among the most popular plants in the home herb garden. It is about as easy to grow as any plant can be. The Basil plant is attractive, with many varieties to choose from. Among them, are varieties stealing a bit of flavor from anise, cinnamon, lemon and licorice. There are spice varieties and sweet ones, too. Take your pick, but make sure to include one or two varieties of this popular herb.
Basil grows 10-12 inches tall It is a bushy plant with tooth edged leaves. The leaves are varying shades of green to dark green, depending upon variety. Fragrant, purplish white flowers grow on tall spikes. These attractive flowers are sometimes used in bouquets. They are popular with bees too.
In the kitchen, the many varieties of Basil finds it's way into a huge number of recipes around the world. None are more popular though, than the many Italian recipes.
Basil grows well in herb gardens, flower gardens, containers and pots. They make a good indoor plant in a sunny window. Try growing them indoors over the winter.

Propagation

Basil are grown from seed. It is popular started indoors in containers first. Started early and placed in a sunny window, many lucky gardeners will be using the Basil leaves before others have even planted them outdoors. Basil can also be directly seeded into your garden after all danger of frost.
Space seedlings or thin plants to 10" apart, in rows two feet apart. Some gardeners will grow just a few plants in clumps. They will tolerate a little crowding.

How to Grow
Basil is very easy to grow. They prefer full sun. They do well in average soils and tolerate dry soil conditions.
Water them during dry periods, at least once a week.
Add a general purpose fertilizer once or twice a season.
Harvest leaves and stems. Rinse well, then dry them in a cool, dry place. Make sure they are completely dried before storing. Or, you can freeze basil for later use.

Main Cooking Uses

Basil shines in kitchens around the world. From Thailand to the Mediterranean to the United States, there is no shortage of recipes.
Basil is a standard in pizzas, spaghetti sauces, and pestos. Basil ads flavor to cheeses, soups omelets, and salads. It is also used fresh for sliced tomatoes, as a garnish, or for flavoring meats, and cooked in stir-fries.
This entry was posted on 12:06 PM and is filed under , , , . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

1 comments:

On March 13, 2021 at 4:03 PM , marry lawson said...

Just wanna say a big thank you patrice cythia for introducing me to Dr zubby the great HERBALIST that helped me prepare home remedies that cured my herpes simplex virus (HSV1&2)I was infected with herpes for the past two years and i was not happy all day so i was desperate to get a cure so that i can live normal and get healthy.One day i was less busy so i decided to make latest research on herpes  cure  and i found a site were everyone was talking about Dr zubby and has ability to cure Herpes, HIV, HPV, Cancer, ALS, COPD, Anthrax, genital wart, cold sore, Arthritis skin tag and all manners of diseases and virus.So i discussed with cythia and she explained to me that its very easy working with Dr zubby  so i contacted Dr zubby via email  dr.zubbysolutionhome@gmail.com and he helped me just as he has helped others now I am  now cured from herpes am very happy now.and i can also assure you that he can also help you. so if you need the service of DR zubby kindly contact him dr.zubbysolutionhome@gmail.com or whatsapp +2348070673249. His website https://drzubbyherbalcure.weebly.com his fb page   https://www.facebook.com/Drzubby-herbla-home-112207317016092 

 
Bookmark and Share
DISCLAIMER

There is absolutely no assurance that any statement contained or cited in an article on this site touching on
medical matters is true, correct, precise, or up-to-date. The majority of articles on this site is written,
in part or in whole, by nonprofessionals based on information taken from various sources in the internet and
general media. Even if a statement made about medicine is accurate, it may not apply to you or your symptoms,
as treatment varies from person to person. The information provided on this site is, at best, of a general nature
and cannot substitute for the advice of a medical professional (for instance, a qualified doctor/physician, nurse,
pharmacist/chemist, and so on.