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In the future we will all need to use our resources  wisely. There may come a time when the only food available may be from what you can grow in your own yard. Almost all food is expensive and there are shortages. You will be surprised at the potential Your yard has for food production.

HERBS ARE A WONDERFUL WAY YOU CAN ENJOY THEM ALL SUMMER. YOU CAN USE THE HERBS FRESH IN YOUR DISHES. YOU CAN ALSO DRY THEM EASILY FOR STORAGE FOR THE WINTER.
YOU CAN BRING THEM IN THE HOUSE AND GROW THEM UNDER A HALIGEN LIGHT FOR WINTER.THAT WAY YOU CAN HAVE HERBS ALL YEAR AROUND.
 



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SWEET BASIL

IT GROWS IN ZONES 4-10, NEEDS HEAT AND FULL SUN.

BASIL NEEDS RICH, MOIST SOIL; PH 5.5-7.5.

WE SOW THE SEEDS OUTDOORS AFTER ALL DANGER OF  FROST, TO A DEPTH OF  1/8 INCH, THEN  WE THEN WE THIN TO  6 INCHES.

SOMETIMES WE HAVE GROWN THE SEEDLINGS INDOORS UNDER THE LIGHTS 6 WEEKS BEFORE THE LAST FROST.

WE TRANSPLANT THEM TO SMALL POTS BEFORE SETTING THEM OUTDOORS. WE MULCH WITH COMPOST AND PRUNE AWAY THE FLOWERS.  BASIL IS DAMAGED BY COLD TEMPERATURES.

IT GROWS 2 FEET HIGH. THE FLOWERS ARE WHITE BLOOMS.

PLANT AWAY FROM MINT. WE PLANT NEAR TOMATOES AND PEPPERS. HERBS PLANTED NEAR THE VEGETABLES HELPS EACH PLANT GROW.

HARVEST LEAVES EVERY WEEK, PINCHING THE BUDS FIRST TO ENCOURAGE BRANCHING.

I DRY BASIL AND I PUT IT IN A DARK HALLWAY IN A PAPER SACK.

WE GROW THE BASIL  ALL WINTER LONG INDOORS. WE USE GROW LIGHTS OR SOMETIMES A HALIGEN LIGHT.

AFTER I PRUNE AWAY THE BRANCHES OF THE BSIL I PUT THE LEAVES IN A VASE WITH NO WATER. THE AROMA IN THE KITCHEN IS WONDERFUL.

FOODS THAT I USE BASIL IN COOKING ARE:

SALADS, SOUPS, STEWS, ITALIAN AND MEXICAN DISHES, CABBGE, CARROTS, EGGPLANT, EGGS, FISH, GAME, BEANS, & PIZZA. 





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