Basil - the Queen of Herbs

 


Article by: Doug Green

Basil, (Ocimum basilicum), has been around for a long time and was originally named by Theophrastus (you know, the guy who co-founded and then replaced Aristotle as head of the Peripatetic school of philosophy back in 323 B.C.) There are indeed 35 species in the Basil family of plants, , Flag Day: Will You Be Ready? ranging from annuals , Growing Tomatoes Organically right through perennials , Improvements in Robotic Lawn Mowers and into shrubs. , Daylily 'When My Sweetheart Returns' The one I'm interested in though is a tender annual , Flag Day: Will You Be Ready? here in zone 4 and is perhaps the most important culinary herb , Wicker Patio Furniture - Buying and Maintenance Tips in my repertoire. I'm going to ignore for the moment the other Basil members including O. tenuiflorum, the Hindu Sacred Basil. Sacred Basil is used quite extensively in India during funeral rites as an emblem of good luck and is also used in anti-malarial fumigation. Other species such as O. kilmandschaicum (Camphor Basil) are mostly used for medicinal purposes when treating stomach aches and colds. , Landscape Wallpaper

Let me give you some easy growing tips. , Growing African Violets in Natural Light The first is that the seed , Improvements in Robotic Lawn Mowers is extremely easy to germinate. Sow thinly in a warm spot (it doesn't grow , Stock Lawn Mower Parts For Greater Availability Of Mowers well in cold , Indoor Waterfalls soil). You can abuse this seed , The Art Of Landscaping Your Garden in other ways but do keep it warm if you want to see it grow. , Organic Gardening Barely cover it with soil. , Cordless Blowers If you cover it too deeply, it will not germinate well. Keep moist - not swampy. Water , Advantages Of Solar Landscaping Lights with warm water , A Quick Guide To Fish Pond Bridges to really bring the seeds , How To Ensure Early Bulbs Bloom, Year After Year along. Grow , ing African Violets in Natural Light in as much sun , Cordless Blowers as you can provide. That's it. It's easy and as long as you keep the seeds , New Ideas For Your Backyard Landscaping Project and developing seedlings warm, they'll be fine. Sow indoors , Do You Know About A Bamboo Orchid approximately four to six weeks before you want to plant , How to Choose the Most Economical Pond Pump them outside , Know Your Bird Feeders, Part 1 or alternately, sow outside , You Say Tomato I Say Mosquito after the soil , Improvements in Robotic Lawn Mowers has well warmed up. Once the plant , How To Ensure Early Bulbs Bloom, Year After Year is twelve to eighteen inches tall, harvest regularly all summer , 7 Timeless Garden Decor Practices to keep new tender growth being produced.
Doug Green, , Do You Know About A Bamboo Orchid award-winning writer of 7 gardening , Sheds - is this a Man's Castle? books answers gardening , Improvements in Robotic Lawn Mowers questions in his free gardening , Hot Feeding Tips newsletter at http://www.simplegiftsfarm.com

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