Tag: basil

Mar 22

Growing Organic Basil

Growing organic basil (pronounced bay-zul) is both easy and rewarding. We use it as a fresh herb all summer in various dishes, especially Asian and Italian cuisine. Sweet basil is typically the most common variety you’ll find if you’re planning on growing organic basil. Tropical areas in India and Asia have been growing basil for …

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Jul 14

Spa in the Garden – Growing Fragrant Plants

The use of aromatic herbs and plants for medicinal purpose dates back to the early Egyptian era. Romans and Greeks also constructed aromatic gardens in the early years for their timeless beauty and fragrance. Aromatherapy therapy is quite effective and popular till date and people do not mind spending money for the therapeutic effects of …

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Jan 17

Basil Care Tips – How to Grow and Keep Basil at It’s Best

There is nothing better than growing your basil and picking them fresh for your pizza and pasta. You can even have home-made pesto as a gift! The first step, of course, is to learn the basics of Basil care: how to grow the herb, and grow it so well that you want to use them …

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Jan 17

How to Grow a Year-Round Italian Herb Garden

The Italian cuisine is among the most celebrated around the world. In fact, one of the secrets to Italian cooking is the use of fresh herbs. That’s right – you can be a great Italian chef if you have these herbs handy anytime, and what else is easier if you have your very own Italian …

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Jan 14

Starting an Herb Garden – How to Grow Basil and Use It Around the Home

If you’re thinking of starting an herb garden, no herb garden could possibly be complete without basil. It was the first herb that I grew (because I use so much of it in my cooking) and it’s also the last that I would give up. However, it’s not only a key ingredient of many excellent …

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Jan 03

Basil Care in Winter – 10 Golden Rules

Basil is one of most popular plants in herb gardening around the world, and their flavorful leaves are a wonderful addition to any home cooking. However, for those who do not live in a tropical climate where Basil can thrive all year round and easily reseed themselves, it could be a challenge to keep your …

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