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Just as tomatoes are our favorite vegetable, basil is our favorite herb.  What a coincidence!  They taste great together. Basil is also an herb that is so much better from the garden than the store.  Basil doesn’t store well and is susceptible to turning an unappealing black fairly quickly after being cut or bruised. Not a problem for you!  You’ll pick it as you need it.

There are so many wonderful varieties of basil, including tall, short, purple, green, Italian-style and thai.  Many believe Basil Genovese to be the best for cooking and for pesto. At a minimum grow some Italian-style varieties (for those tomatoes) and experiment with others.  Basil is a popular ingredient in herbal blends.


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Visit the Herbs Forum at to get answers to your growing herbs questions. To ask a new question, Register if you haven't already done so(it's free and helps protect the forum from spam), click on Start New Topic, enter your question and click on Post New Topic.

Come join us at our Vegetables forum, Herbs forum and Growing Vegetables & Herbs blog.

You may also appreciate these books on growing herbs.

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