Basil, from the latin root word Ocimum basilicum, is an herb and spice that is native to India and Southern Asia. Not hardy at all, it is usually grown in the summer, directly in the ground or in pots.
Just like humans, vegetables also have friends and foes. Some families stimulate or protect each other. Other families tire each other out and make each other vulnerable. Companion planting is the art of pairing them well!
Herbs and spices are a perfect match for those who love both gardening and cooking. It is truly enjoyable to snip a leaf of your very own chives to flavor a lettuce salad, your own mint to pair with strawberries and your own basil to chop onto freshly-picked tomato… isn’t it?
Basil will easily grow in a pot on your windowsill after taking a look at this short useful video. Repot this herb for a flavorful addition to salads, grills and Italian food: pizza, pasta, pesto and the like! Read more ►
Setting up an outdoor kitchen opens up a whole new space where friends and family can gather outdoors. Welcome everyone to your garden around a delicious meal where each guest can pitch in and help out!