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mighty basil

On 13, Jun 2010 | 4 Comments | In herbs | By All Year Garden

Basil is a special sacred herb, with uses from scenting of holy water and dressing up icons to seasoning  tomato sauces and filling fragrant sachets for linen closets. Girls of older times used to place basil flowers under their pillows to dream who they would marry. This sun loving annual plant with its intense incense aroma has been traditionally used to infuse cooking oils, which is a healthy way to spice up your salad, since basil provides excellent benefits for your digestive tract.  It is a wonderful companion plant for tomatoes and peppers, plant them together and they will all thrive and become more flavorful. Pick up the flowers before they ripen because after growing and spreading its seed, the plant will die. The highly fragrant basil flowers, which range in color from white to pink to lavender and purple, will spice up a bath sachet or a linen closet and keep moths away. Keep reading the “Fragrant Sachets of Dried Herbs” section for ways to dry and use basil.

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  1. This id definitely a blog that I will come back to. Thanks for a great post!

  2. Great tip…here is one my dad likes th throw around “A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.”

  3. I’ve thought about posting something about this on my site. Good job! Can I point to this post – http://allyeargarden.com/drying-basil/ – in my blog?

    • admin

      Yes.

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