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Herbs - Basil (Sweet)
Basil (Sweet) - Easy to grow herb adds spicy flavour to tomato dishes, soups, stews and salads. Essential in pesto. Can be grown indoors on kitchen window year round. Start seeds in early April. Repels aphids and asparagus beetles. Companion plant for peppers, asparagus and tomatoes. Pinch off flower buds to encourage bushing out. Needs bright sun and shelter from wind. Leaves can be frozen for up to six months. Dry leaves for winter use.
Size - 46 cm (18") Maturity - 85 days
Habit - Annual Preservation - Dry or freeze