Herb of the Month: Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Part 1

Sweet basil, (Ocimum basilicum) is the most common variety of basil sold in the United States. While there are many other basil varieties, some closely related and some not, I chose to focus on sweet basil since I'm the most familiar with it. Sweet Basil Information  Size: Sweet basil can range from 24 – 38 inches (61 – …

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Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) – Plants in my Apartment

Rosemary is an herb that will always have a place in my garden no matter where I live. I absolutely love it in potato soup, socca, and lemonade. Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean, especially the coastal areas where it has been used since the times of the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians. A symbol of …

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Plants in my Apartment – Sweet Basil (O. basilicum)

Let’s take a moment to do some culinary math. Q. Given the following equations, what is X? X  + Pine Nuts + Parmesan Cheese + Olive Oil + Garlic = Pesto X  + Mozzarella + Tomatoes + Olive Oil = Caprese Salads X  + Tomatoes + Mozzarella + Pizza = a Margherita A. Basil Also …

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