With the work being done in the garden this year, I am once again cutting back on what I'm growing to the essentials. Well, the essentials according to me 😉.
"Regular" & lemon basil are always on the grow list. I started growing lemon basil several years ago and I wouldn't be without it. It's absolutely delicious mixed with Greek yoghurt - one of our favourite veggie dips.
When it comes to regular basil, I enjoy trying new varieties. About 7 years ago, I had a very bad basil year when the entire crop was infected with basil downy mildew (BDM). The following year, I grew Eleanora, a BDM resistant variety, and it was a success - the basil patch was mildew-free.
|I always plant basil in the the tomato beds,|
usually with a marigold or two