Basil: The King of Herbs

 


Article by: Gwen Stewart

One of the most popular herbs , A Guide To Landscape Bridges is Ocimum basilicum commonly called sweet basil. Often called the 'king of herbs, , Recycling Carwash Wash Water for Landscape and Toilets ' basil can be grown indoors , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 2 or out. Sweet basil has inch-long, oval-pointed, dark green , About Crocuses leaves and a clove-pepperish odour and taste. Sweet basil makes a handsome, bushy small plant, , Starting Seedlings Indoors growing , Garden Decor -- It Is More Than Just Decorations to a foot or more indoors. , Rose Tending in June A purple-leafed variety, 'Dark Opal' is decorative, makes a lovely houseplant, , Insect Spray Warnings and Healthy Alternatives and is equally useful in cookery. Do not let basil bloom, or it will go to seed. , Give Your Plants the Finger Instead, pinch out the plant , Solar Lights for Walkways - Cut Costs tops and they will grow , Gardening - ing Tasty Tomatoes into compact little bushes.

Basil is an annual , How to Choose a Snow Blower for Your Garden and grows , Tillers - How to Find the Right Tiller for the Job 12 - 24 inches (30 - 60 cm) as the height varies according to the variety. Cultivation requirements for growing , Gardening - Tasty Tomatoes basil: full sun; light, , Enhance Your Walk-Through Garden with Wind Chimes well-drained, nutrient rich, slightly acidic soil; frequent watering (don't waterlog); will not tolerate cold; pinch off flower , How to Grow African Violets stalks for a longer season , Your Step By Step Guide To Planting The Perfect Lawn of leaf production.

Basil can be easily started from seed , How to Choose a Snow Blower for Your Garden or can be brought indoors , The Most Popular Flower Fragrances at the end of the growing season. , The Not So Common Day Lily If you are bringing basil indoors, , The Heralded Teak Furniture Manufacturer: Kingsley-Bate choose the most robust plants. , Starting Seedlings Indoors Before the first frost, dig them out of the garden , How to Grow African Violets and pot , Turn Your Patio Into A Voluminous Vegetable Garden them up in fresh potting soil. , About Crocuses Basil can also be grown in pots outdoors , Corylopsis (Winterhazel) - Spicata and treated the same way when bringing them in for winter. , Garden Decor -- It Is More Than Just Decorations Check for insects and if there is an infestation, spray with a soap and water , Enhance Your Walk-Through Garden with Wind Chimes spray. Gradually reverse the hardening off process by keeping the pots , Palm Trees out of direct sunlight for about a week. The plants , Ornamental Fountain will become acclimatised to the lower light , Rose Tending in June conditions they will experience indoors. , Ornamental Fountain Bring them inside , Why are Adirondack Chairs & Adirondack Furniture a Cottage Favorite? and provide the conditions they need to continue growing. , The Not So Common Day Lily

Basil requires at least five hours of sunlight a day to stay healthy , Riding Lawnmower - Choices are Wide Open and flavourful. If you are growing , Riding Lawnmower - Choices are Wide Open basil on the windowsill, turn regularly to ensure every side receives light. , Colour in the Garden Don't let basil leaves touch the cold , The Heralded Teak Furniture Manufacturer: Kingsley-Bate glass. Basil grows , Tea’s Important Role in Reducing Disease even better under fluorescent lights , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening for Beginners (Part 12) H2O2 in the winter. , Insect Spray Warnings and Healthy Alternatives Hang the lights , How to Grow African Violets 6 inches (15 cm) from plants , Garden Accessories and leave lights , Mowing the Lawn on for 14 hours a day.

There are many cultivars of basil. Two that are particularly popular are: O. basilicum 'Dark Opal'- only herb , Bonsai Trees For Sale - Things To Know Before You Buy to win the All American Award of Excellence - can be used the same as sweet basil; O. basilicum 'Citriodorum'- strong lemon scent - nice for tea and with chicken and fish. , Iris - Species and Care

In the garden, , Solar Lights for Walkways - Cut Costs basil can be planted with tomatoes , Mowing the Lawn as it helps to overcome both insects and disease. , Ideas for Decorating Your Outdoor Patio Area Basil also repels flies and mosquitoes. In the kitchen, , Palm Trees use basil in tomato , Recycling Carwash Wash Water for Landscape and Toilets dishes (both raw and cooked), pesto, sauces, salad , Tea’s Important Role in Reducing Disease dressings, soups, fish , Basil - the Queen of Herbs dishes, mushroom dishes, egg and rice dishes, mixed with other herbs, , The Most Popular Flower Fragrances omelettes, pasta dishes, vegetables , Feng Shui In the Garden such as carrots, eggplant, cabbage, squash, and zucchini. Use fresh leaves in salads , Garden Room Boundaries... and add fresh leaves to vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Basil can be used fresh, frozen, or dried. Use basil with discretion, as it is one of the few herbs , Corylopsis (Winterhazel) - Spicata that increase in flavour when heated.
Gwen Nyhus Stewart, B.S.W., M.G., H.T., is an educator, freelance writer, garden , Choosing The Appropriate Tree For Your consultant, and author of the book The Healing Garden: A Place , Why are Adirondack Chairs & Adirondack Furniture a Cottage Favorite? Of Peace - Gardening , Feng Shui In the Garden For The Soil, , Easy Pond Algae Control the Ecologically Safe Way Gardening , Introduction to Hydroponics and Tips for Its Maintenance For The Soul and the booklet Non-toxic Alternatives For Everyday Cleaning And Gardening , Mowing the Lawn Products. She owns the website Gwen's Healing Garden , Ornamental Fountain where you will find lots of free information , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 2 about gardening , How to Grow African Violets for the soil , Tea’s Important Role in Reducing Disease and gardening , Bonsai Trees For Sale - Things To Know Before You Buy for the soul. To find out more about the books and subscribe to her free Newsletter visit http://www.gwenshealinggarden.ca

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