I thought it was a lost war and today gave me the greatest gift.
I’m talking about basil. Throughout the last year and in different seasons I planted about five plants of basil, as I love having this herb, but it could never adjust and always ended up looking so sad in my garden. Today as I am walking around my yard, I'm surprised to find this glorious and proud green leaves rising among other plants and showing that it is there, so fresh and youthful. It is the season of basil.
Continue reading to learn facts and recipes for basil.
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Thanks to this basil I was inspired to make a margarita pizza, a pesto sauce, and tomato sandwich with basil and mozzarella. Visit the recipes in the link. If you want to mix this herb with others, it goes very well with oregano, parsley, and rosemary.
This plant is a delight to have in the garden, since cooking with it is a privilege.
Basil is a tender plant that likes heat and does not do well in the cold. After the plant grows from 4 to 6 inches, start to prune the leaves frequently so that it continues to produce, while keeping the soil moist.
Possible basil diseases may include: Aphids, powdery mildew (a powdery fungus seen on the leaf) and other varieties of fungi and root damage.
Basil is usually an annual plant, it can grow from 1 to 5 feet and is used in many kitchens around the world.
Basil is also known for their medicinal effects and can be grown in pots.
To get the most flavor of the basil while cooking add the fresh ingredient at the end or in the last few minutes of cooking.
And what is your experience with basil?
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Until next time.