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Genovese Basil
Genovese Basil

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Basil, Genovese Ocimum basilicum. One of the most popular varieties of the most popular herbs, Of all the basils to grow, Genovese basil is one of the best because it yields 7 to 8 cuttings and makes the best pesto.

Basil needs a bit of heat and is happiest in the green house but can do well out of doors in a sunny spot in mid-summer. Sow in April in a green house or a sunny windowsill and plant out when the seedlings are about 5cm tall. Protect from cold and slugs using a cloche or cut-off plastic bottle. Harvest by cutting off the top shoot before it flowers. Several harvests should be possible. Use in tomato salads and pesto.

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