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A Tribute to Basil / Basilico

Last updated on February 27, 2021

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Basil Plant


Where/what would the cooking and Italian world be today without basil/basilico?

Probably in the Neolithic Age, picking dandelions and trying to find a herb to make tomato sauce and pizza and pesto taste a mite better.

It’s so easy to grow at home year-long from seed.

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Basil Is Easy To Grow


And it adds a sweetness to any dish.

The aroma freshens the scent in any kitchen. And for savouriness, what “real” Italian would even think about cooking sauce or pesto without this wonderful, magical herb.

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Try Basil On Your Pizza


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Basil Pesto

On an ending note, and for the most flavour, just remember to “tear” the leaves ….. never slice or cut using a knife. Enjoy ….. and tutti a tavola a mangare!

-Jim Riga 

Jim Riga is a retired school teacher who loves to cook, and to share his love of herbs.


If you want to learn more about growing Basil indoors, check out our collection of ONLINE COURSES.  We present online courses from a variety of institutions and be sure to visit the sites to check for sales. 


If you want to grow basil indoors right now, consider getting a Smart Garden 3 Hydroponic system.

We also have Basil seeds for sale, including regular seeds as well as Smart Garden Seed Plant Pods.




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