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basil pots at farmers market

Family: Menthaceae

Above: pots for sale, Below: seedlings in tray with gerbera Use: sauces, pesto, seasoning,
basil and gerbera tray

Plant: bushy annual to 36"

Part Used : Leaves

: sunny location in rich soil. Prune flower stalks to focus energy into leaves. Extrremely frost sensitive. Cover on cool autumn nights to delay senescence. Few pests or diseases. Can be grown in containers.

Harvest Time: all growing season

Storage: dried or frozen in ice cubes 2007, Last Updated June 26, 2007