Herb – Basil Lemon

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Pale, silver green leaves with a strong lemony scent make this basil an excellent addition to the garden.  Patio pots or other containers are wonderful for growing any of the basil varieties.  The leaves can be harvested when you need them, and can also be frozen, but are best if stored in vinegar or in oil.  Basil leaves can also be used in sachets and potpourris.  Spikes of white flowers appear in the summer.

Exposure:  Full sun

Matures:  75-90 days

Spacing:  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.