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How to Grow Basil: The King of Culinary Herbs

Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum), that king of the culinary herbs, has an unique scent and flavor that have made it a favorite in cuisines as diverse as Thai, Italian African and Indian. Over 60 species of this tender annual herb, a relative of mint, are cultivated world wide. Native to India and Africa, basil is …

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Growing Organic Basil

When to Plant Basil Growing organic basil is both easy and rewarding. We use it as a fresh herb all summer in various dishes, especially Asian and Italian cuisine. Sweet basil is typically the most common variety you’ll find if you’re planning on growing organic basil. Tropical areas in India and Asia have been growing …

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