Basils for the Home Herb Garden

Basils for the Home Herb Garden

Herb Gardening
Basils make a beautiful addition to the home herb garden. They are flavorful in SO many ways! Basils include approximately 150 species, mostly from Asia, Africa, and South America that have spread throughout the world as culinary and ornamental herbs. There are four basic types of basil: sweet green basil, dwarf green basil, purple-leafed basil and scented basils. [caption id="attachment_1761" align="alignright" width="199"] thai is one of the many basils to grow in a home herb garden[/caption] Basil is grown as an annual in most zones under 8 since it dies down at the first frost. Basils requires full sun and well drained soil although it is not particular about rich or poor soils. Pinching back the flowers will encourage growth and increase harvest. There are many varieties and flavors of…
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