Oh, yes! I took a photograph of lunch from my garden today! Eggs from The Girls and lettuce, spinach, basil and parsley from the Planter. How much more organic can you get!! I can’t wait for the Veggie Patch to start producing. The Roma Tomato and the Sweet Basil are the best!
I have sown Basil seeds and Roma Tomato seeds together 3 weeks ago (I think, I forget) in the seedling tray. I am going to transfer them today into individual seedling trays. There is so much you can do with Basil – so good for you too.
Basil is also known as Ocimum basilicum, and has certain therapeutic properties and the reported benefits of using it internally, in the form of a herbal tea (infusion) are listed below.
- lowering blood pressure
- easing tension
- general detoxifier
- cleansing the blood
- lowering blood sugar levels
- lowering stress levels
- lowering cholesterol
- can be used as an “adaptogen”