information: 'Sweet Genovese' is considered as the best
Basil for pesto.
Sow seeds after danger of frost has passed or
purchase pre-started plants from your local Garden Center. Plant
Sweet Genovese Basil in a area that receives full sun or an area that is
partly shaded. Basil prefers well drained rich soil. Mulch after
the plants are established and the soil temperature has
Uses: Aromatic, Cosmetic,
Culinary, Medicinal and Ornamental
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Harvesting & Storage: Harvest
when Sweet Genovese flowers form but before the flowers have opened. Hang bunches
in a dry, dark, cool location until thoroughly dried. Once dried
package in the container of your choice.