• Genovese Basil
    Container Gardening,  Growing Food,  Recipes,  Salads

    7 Types of Basil for Spring Gardening

    Basil is one of the most fragrant and easiest of all the herbs to grow in your spring garden. Introduced to England in the 16th century, it made its way to America in the 17th century. It flourishes in the warmth of the Mediterranean countries, where it is so successfully combined with sun-ripened tomatoes. The famous, basil pesto, was created in Genoa (northern Italy), usually consisting of crushed garlic, basil, pine nuts, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, finally  blended with olive oil. {aka, Genoese Sauce}. Used in many Italian dishes or to add spring time freshness to any culinary concoction, basil comes in many varieties, each with their own characteristics. 7 Types…