Herb – Basil Boxwood

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Bushy and productive, the tight mounds of small leaves are a very flavorful pesto ingredient.  This herb resembles the boxwood plant.  It is compact, neat and tidy and is well-suited for edging around the garden or patio areas.  This is also a great cultivar for small space container gardening.  The taste is a little zestier than Genovese basil and can be used in many dishes in place of other basil varieties.  Leaves can be dried or frozen for later use.

Exposure:  Full sun

Matures:  45 days

Spacing:  9-12″ apart

Container Friendly:  Yes

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DIG THIS!   about Basil:

Basil makes an excellent addition to herbal bath mixtures and is considered a stimulating herb!  Often used as a medicinal herb, basil can be very soothing for upset stomachs.  Seeping a teaspoon of dried leaves in a cup of boiled water is said to aid digestion, expel gas, relieve cramps and vomiting and has a slight sedative action.  Add several large leaves of basil to your poaching liquids for fish, chicken and shellfish for a tasty treat.  Basil is also cultivated for use by the cosmetic industry for shampoo, soaps and lotions.