A short introduction to basil

A short introduction to basil Basil is one of the most aromatic and recognisable herbs, and a key ingredient in much Italian cooking. It grows wild in southern Europe, but it actually originated in India, where it’s considered sacred. According to wikipedia, the word basil…

Growing basil from seed

As with growing most plants from seed, hedge your bets. You’re not expecting every single seed to produce a whopping great basil plant, so expect to lose some along the way. But if you sow enough seeds, you improve your…

Tips for healthy basil plants

When basil flowers appear, pinch them off. This encourages the plant to put its energy into producing leaves instead. It’s difficult to keep basil going in the winter because of the lack of sunshine and chance of frost. Your plant…