Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Basil, Genovese (36 days)
Vigorous, tall growing, large leaved basil that is a must in any pesto. Can grow up to 2' tall with leaves 1-2" wide. During the summer when we have a surplus of basil we will make our pesto, freeze it in ice cube trays and then remove them to store in a freezer container. This is a perfect way to get pesto even during the dreariest days of winter.
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
Sarah @ Super Herbs.net says... "Ocimum basilicum 'Genovese' is an annual native to India, Africa, and Asia. One of the most popular herbs, it is now cultivated in all temperate climates throughout the world. Of all the basils to grow, and there are about 150 varieties, Genovese basil is one of the best because it yields 7 to 8 cuttings and makes the best pesto."
"Try a cup of basil tea as an after dinner drink to aid digestion and expel gas. Basil tea is also good for stomach cramps and vomiting. An extract from the seeds has been shown to have an antibacterial effect. Combine it with wood betony and skullcap for nervous conditions or with elecampane and hyssop for coughs. Rub leaves on insect bites to reduce itching."
Many of us are growing more of our own food these days to save money and provide healthy organic...
Many of us are growing more of our own food these days to save money and provide healthy organic vegetables for our table, so it makes sense that a lot of us are discovering the difference that fresh herbs can make. What's better than a kitchen-herb garden right out of your back door or patio? This is a collection of 10 different culinary herbs that any good chef will love to use. Fresh herbs, just growing in their backyard!
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Coriandrum sativum Coriander "Slow Bolt" Also known as Cilantro This variety is best suited for ...
Coriandrum sativum Coriander "Slow Bolt" Also known as Cilantro This variety is best suited for fresh leaves, it's a tall standing type plant, which is slow in bolting. Coriander grows well in mild and subtropical climates. Young coriander leaves and stems have a relatively mild aroma, good for salad and garnish uses. Sow coriander in the spring and autumn. A key ingredient in Salsa Verde! Learn to make over 40 recipes for only $3.99
Basil, Italian Large Leaf (47 days)
Large leaf is a Genovese-type basil that grows 18 to 24 inch...
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 tha...
Borage Borage has bright blue, star-shaped flowers that explode in a blue profusion all summ...
Borage Borage has bright blue, star-shaped flowers that explode in a blue profusion all summer attracting honey bees. This makes borage one of the most attractive herb plants to us as beekeepers. If you are one of the many people this year trying to help save the vanishing honeybee this is a perfect plant. Try planting sunflowers in the same bed. The sunflowers will occupy the over-story (area above the borage) providing valuable pollen to the bees and their wonderful yellow color is a g...