Posts Tagged:growing basil

Planting Basil

For me, the middle of October is basil planting time. Although I have experimented with lots of different basils I still seem to prefer the annual sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum). Fresh Basil is a must in Thai beef salad, with fresh tomato on bruschetta, on pizza, in a Napolitano pasta sauce and ratatouille, when the…

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How to Make Basil Pesto

Making Basil Pesto February is basil making time. In the highlands I have to wait till late spring/ early summer for the soil to warm up enough to get ┬áseed to germinate or plants to grow well. Once in, I feed and water well for 12 to 14 weeks. Then as soon as I see…

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