Herb – Basil Genovese

Product Info

This herb is a delicious addition to home made soups and preserves.  It’s high yielding, with a uniform habit.  It has a strong scent with 2″ long, dark green leaves.  Great for containers.  Pinch plant to promote bushy growth.

Exposure:  Full sun

Matures:  68 days

Spacing:  12-15″ 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.