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Holy and Thai Basil

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender September 3, 2012 Posted Tags: , , Comment No Comments
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Herbs, squashes, tomatoes and salad items are all producing nicely at the moment and finally the two heat loving basil variety has reached a decent height nad I could try them out. Basil is normally best to grow in the greenhouse but on good summers I do plant some outside too. Not these two though as they are quite slow growing and require more heat than the Sweet Genovese. I have to admit I have never grown Holy Basil before but it is really worth a try. The plant is hairy and definitely have a lower level of essential oils as the flavour is milder than the flavour of the Sweet Genovese. And the Thai Basil is the strongest basil I have ever grown. The best to use it in flavoursome stir fries and different oriental dishes. Holy Basil is for you if you like basil but find the ord

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Basil in Pots

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender August 6, 2012 Posted Tags: , , , , Comment No Comments
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Basil is the love of herbs or king of herbs. Most gardeners do grow basil, I do try to have a pot at least on the windowsill all year around. Basil, as many other herbs, a great cut and come again crop. I have to admit I bought a pot of basil in the supermarket about 3 months ago and it is just finishing producing now and it was kept on my windowsill. Basil can produce sideshoots, but I leave the top growing tip on as the plants will grow from there the best in my experience. On an average year I don't bother experimenting growing basil outside as the nights are too cold for this warm loving herb; I think it is from India originally so does need heat. On the windowsill most of us have limited space so as soon as it is warm enough in the greenhouse I start sowing basil seeds in there, wh

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Growing basil from seeds indoors or outdoors

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender May 26, 2010 Posted Tags: , , , , Comment 1 Comment
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Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a culinary herb from the family Lamiaceae. Originally native to India where it is cultivated for thousands of years. Basil is a wild plant now in the Mediterranean and used mainly in Italian cuisine, salads, sandwiches. The Italian tomato dishes being so popular here in the UK it is a must to grow some basil together with your tomatoes. Sowing the seeds If you want to grow the herbs on your windowsill the best time is to sow is from March all the way till August. If you planning to transplant the plants outside later on or if you will grow the basil in an unheated greenhouse then wait until late April or even as late as July. I have tried to sow inside in April but the seeds were slow to germinate and basil really needs higher temperatures. And planting

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