basil (Ocimum basilicum)

  • See also tulsi and tukmaria seeds
  • Basil is readily available in dried form, but pales into insignificance in comparison to fresh basil.

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  • Herbs can be some of the most rewarding plants to grow, with even a few plants providing flavouring for many different meals, as well as filling the garden with scent and colour. Many of the herbs we offer can be grown very successfully in containers if you have limited garden space or want to cheer up a patio or balcony.
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  • Jekka's Herb Farm... tomato dish without the taste of basil seems quite naked these days, but basil has a host of lesser known attributes. Basil leaves, used fresh with cold food, aid digestion, and the juice of basil leaves rubbed onto skin repels mosquitoes. But don't water after midday - Sir Basil hates to go to bed with his roots wet! Jekka McVicar
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basil leaves

basil leaves

Greek bush basil (Ocimum basilicum 'minimum')

Greek bush basil (Ocimum basilicum 'minimum')