Flowering basil is the king of herbs
Discovered centuries ago in India and Iran, basil is considered the king of herbs. It is a rich source of vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, dietary fibre and other essential nutrients and minerals for optimum health.
With basil's dark green leaves and white or purple flowers, it can be a colourful focal point in a garden, a border, or in a herb container. To stimulate your senses, pinch off the flowers for a fresh, lemony aroma.
For convenience, the nine varieties of Bonnie Plant basil, including sweet, lemon, Greek and Siam Queen, come in ready-to-plant biodegradable pots. The home chef can create a dazzling array of taste in summer soups, salads, burgers, grilled meat and poultry, and of course, the piece-de-resistance—homemade pesto for pizza, pasta and bruschetta.
More information about basil, along with general herb growing tips can be found online at www.bonnieplants.ca.