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Basil, Italian Large Leaf

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Basil,Italian Large Leaf (47 days)   

Large leaf is a Genovese-type basil that grows 18 to 24 inches high and 2' wide.  Giant shiny green leaves full of heady aroma that just make your mouth water.  This is a favorite of many gardeners because when cooking you need only a few leaves to add that distinctively yummy flavor to your dish.  For the same reason it makes loads of basil pesto with just a few plants.

Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region AL,GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN

Basil can be easy to grow and preserve for later use.  It even has companion plantings.  Learn how to use it in many delicious recipes.  All in this little book for $3.99
TIP  With any basil, to keep the leaves coming pinch back the blooms to create a more bushy plant loaded with leaves.  You will notice when you pinch one flowering bud, two branches will come back in its place.  My grandmother taught me to do this with tomatoes to keep them from getting leggy and to increase branches. More branches more tomatoes!

Herbal Lemonade Boil 2 cups of water and pour over a 2" sprig of rosemary OR 1 heaping tablespoon of lavender flowers. Steep for 5-8 minutes and then remove herbs. Add 1/3 c. sugar or honey and stir to dissolve. Pour into a 1 quart jar and add 1/4 c. lemon juice. Fill the rest of the way with cold water. Chill and taste, adjusting lemon and sweetness to taste. Serve over ice, with a small fresh sprig of rosemary or lavender if you like.

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