Basil is NOT a perennial unless you are growing it in warm, tropical locations such as the Mediterranean then it can be grown as a short-lived perennial.
Discover how to harvest basil. When to pick for maximum flavor, and where to cut to encourage continued growth.
You CAN freeze basil. In fact, it is arguably the best method of preservation in terms of maintaining basil’s freshness.
Discover how to dry basil by air drying, conventional oven, and microwave oven.
Discover how you grow basil with tips on where to plant, how to sow the seeds, and how to care for the plant.
Discover how to dry basil in the microwave. It’s not an optimal choice for best results when drying, but it’s a good method in a pinch.
Discover what bugs eat basil, including the three most common pest problems with solutions.
Explore companion planting with basil, the amazing herb that acts as a fungicide, pest deterrent, and beneficial insect attractant.
Basil IS good for you. Basil has been demonstrated to possess anti-bacterial properties and protect cells from oxygen and radiation damage. Explore the facts.
The color of basil is typically purple or emerald green. It produces white flowers as it matures.
Basil is NOT poisonous to cats. According to the ASPCA basil is a non-toxic plant for cats, dogs, and horses.