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Sweet Italian Basil is probably the most  popular and widely used basil in America!  We dry bags of this stuff for the high quality flavor through winter! Grows 15 –24’’ in height. Has medicinal value. Used as an “edible landscaping” plant.  Some farmers companion plant this Basil with Tomatoes and Peppers to repel certain pests.  

The “Italian Basil flavor” is very ideal. This is an “edible landscaping” plant.  Easy to grow. Does well potted or in the ground.



*2017 available Plants - Check “Harvest Update” for current availability.


USE and STORAGE:

The more you harvest, the more it will bush out and produce!

Great for Italian, pasta dishes. Add to Salads and sandwiches for a twist.  


Basil may be used

1. immediately after harvest,

2. Set in a flower vase in a well lit room. Change water every so often. The cut basil can last over a week.  

3. Basil may be frozen for winter months (for use in cooked dishes) 4. Basil keeps very well when dried for multi-purposes later



GARDENING CARE:


EASY: YES!!! (one of the easiest herbs)


LIGHT: Full Sun – partial Sun


SOIL: Poor, moderate, and rich


WATER: When soil dries.  (avoid watering in the middle of the day as the water turns to a hot steam that can damage most plants foliage)


GROUND PLANING: YES


POTTED: Yes


HEIGHT: 18’’ – 24’’


COMPANION PLANTING: Tomatoes, chili & bell peppers, oregano, chamomile, marigolds, beans, beets, potatoes, cabbage, eggplants



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