Basil (Ocimum americanum 'Lime') in the Basils Database


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Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 24, 2014 5:47 AM

This is one of my must-grow basils. It is a little slow to get started in the spring, but give it blazing sun and tons of water and it will take off. Seems to do better in containers because of the water requirement. Use it in smoothies and sprinkle over sliced tomatoes for a WOW flavor. Also put sprigs in frozen drinks. You gotta grow this!

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