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zhinu
(Laura) Olympia, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 19, 2008
5:02 AM

Post #5434546

What are some good types of basil? I have sweet basil.
lovesdaylilies
Roopville, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 19, 2008
5:13 AM

Post #5434564

lime basil ... i love it! i made some herbal vinegars with lime basil and lemon balm that turned out great.

kelly
herbalbetty
Middleburgh, NY

August 19, 2008
11:14 AM

Post #5434920

Genovese basil for that intense Italian basil experience. Lemon basil and Mexican cinnamon basil are varieties that are very good too.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

August 19, 2008
12:14 PM

Post #5435065

A lot of my favorites are in this DG article I wrote on using basils as "edible landscaping." http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/752/
zhinu
(Laura) Olympia, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 20, 2008
7:33 AM

Post #5440272

Thanks Critter :o)
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

August 20, 2008
9:56 PM

Post #5443268

Note for any that don't know: all (well I hope all) the articles on herbs are in the resourse sticky at the top of the forum. It's a great sticky.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

August 21, 2008
11:30 PM

Post #5448969

That link in the sticky takes you to all articles that include the word "herbs" in the text as well as those with "herbs" as a keyword. Terry thought it might be too much to keep up with to include all the herb-related articles as individual links... too bad, because I think it would make them easier to find if the titles were in the sticky. And some are not obvious from their titles, like the herb garden design (using chimney flu liners) that's part of Jan's article on garden design software: http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/520/

I had an article on the schedule today about saving seeds from your favorite basil plants for next year: http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/1553/
plutodrive
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2008
11:37 PM

Post #5449007

Thai basil... throw it in your stir fry. Looks pretty too.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

August 22, 2008
2:49 PM

Post #5451889

Thanks critter. I'll do a search now too to be sure I find all the articles.
brigidlily
Lumberton, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 25, 2008
3:38 PM

Post #5465378

Be careful, though! I didn't worry about mine going to seed (sweet basil). I really have plenty now. Reeeeeally. When I mow the neighborhood smells like pesto.

(Believe me, I'm not really complaining!)
Moonglow
Corte Madera, CA

August 27, 2008
7:53 PM

Post #5475212

lol. i'd like to have that "problem" soon.
roseimp
(Rosie) Belturbet
Ireland

August 28, 2008
2:13 PM

Post #5478166

I had 8 different basils on the go this summer including lettuce leaf (O. basilicum) which has really huge leaves, purple (O. basilicum 'Osmin Purple') and lemon. I can't wait to try the lime, seed of which I've just ordered and ginger too - don't know if that will be much good though. I love ginger AND basil but do they go together?
:-)) Rosie
brigidlily
Lumberton, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 28, 2008
2:18 PM

Post #5478188

Tulsi tea is made of holy basil and ginger. Delicioso iced!!!

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