A fine kitchenherb with a lime taste but
also a little bit of anise fragrance.
It can be grown inside in the winter
and is a good container plant.
This basil needs al lot of warmth and is
very sensitiv for cold, in cold wheater
the leaves turn black
The water needs are average water, just give
them water regularly. Basil is sensitiv for
lemon cress, Lemon basil propagation
It is easy to collect the seeds after flowering,
and they can be used for the next year.
Also : these plants are self-sows freely,
so you better keep an eye on them.
Propagation is also easely done by dividing
sawing lemon cress, Lemon basil
Always start indoors on a warm place.
Saw the directly into a pot, put it in
a warm place with a lot of light.
If the wheater is warm the can can
grow outside 2 weeks after the last
lemon cress, Lemon basil in pots
The lemon basil can be easely grown on your
bacony in pots. Always protect them from
frost and cold.
Ocimum basilicum 'Sweet Dani'
The 'Sweet Dani' is suitable for growing indoors,
and is often sold in supermarkets for that purpose.
Ocimum basilicum 'americanum'
The 'Americanum' is fine for indoor use,
even during the winter.
Ocimum basilicum 'Mrs Burns Lemon'
This cultivar of Ocinum Basilicum is fine for the garden
Basil has many cultivars, that are used in the kitchen:
normal basil, red and lemon basil
Lemon cress recipes
Lemon cress can be used with any kind of sea-banquet,
like crabs and shrimps and fish.
It is used on ice and other desserts.
Lemon cress in soups:
Don't boil it otherwise the flavor dissapears,
but add it just before serving the soup.
Lemon basil in tea
lemon basil (ocimum americanum) is one of the best for tea.
add some leaves for a fine frangrance.
Lemon cress or lemon basil is ready to be used as a fine herb in the kitchen .