Basil, Essence of Summer

 "A man taking basil from a woman will love her always

Sir Thomas Moore

Well, I don't know that I can say that about basil, but I do know that basil

is the absolute essence of summer.

Heat loving, easy to grow from seed, heavenly scent, great variety,

and incredibly versatile and delicious in the kitchen. Probably the easiest

kitchen to table

plant you can grow in your garden.  

(No, it's not too late to plant now...I adore this tiny-leaved Pistou Basil. ) Find it and other varieties here.

For ways to store and preserve basil, watch Linda Cavanaugh and me today

on NewsChannel 4's FOUR YOUR GARDEN segment today at 4:30.

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