The leaves of this herb are attractive and contain a sweet-savoury fragrant taste that makes pastas, green salads, tomato & cheese dishes, soups, and omelettes even more delicious! The entire plant has a very pleasing aroma and it makes a great companion for your kitchen garden herbarium.
Native to tropical Asia and the Middle East, this herb has an abundance of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, that it is recommended to boost heart health, cognitive functioning, kidney health, and have healthy hair and youthful skin! Basil is one of the essential Italian herbs and is very easy to grow.
You can grow it as desired, to make a basil plant grow bushy rather than tall and leggy, regular pruning is a must. More pruning results in more harvest, especially in a herb like basil where essentially pruning and harvesting is the same since you can use the clippings as desired too.
Common name: Italian Basil, Sweet Basil
Scientific name: Ocimum basilicum
Size: 2 feet
Maintenance: easy to grow
Ideal Spot: a place that gets about 6-8 hours of sun daily for fresh green basil
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