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Holes in Basil Leaves Help: What is Eating my Basil?

Has your basil plant been looking a little bit worse for wear lately? Maybe you’ve noticed small holes (or large ones) in your basil leaves. Or some yellowing of the plant. Or maybe you’ve caught a critter in the act, making a nice lunch out of your delicious basil leaves … and stealing your pesto …

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How to Prune Basil: Tips for Pruning Basil to Maximize Yield

Basil is a delicious, fragrant herb that can be used in many different types of dishes. However, if you’re not careful, basil will get too large and start to produce flowers instead of delicious leaves. This post offers advice on how to prune basil plants so they continue producing leaves for months, and you have …

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Why Basil Flowers: How to Prevent Basil Flowering and What to Do if it Does

Basil flowers are a common occurrence for basil plants, and it can be difficult to prevent them from flowering. However, there are some things you can do to encourage the growth of more basil leaves instead! In this blog post we will talk about why basil plants flower and what gardeners can do to prevent …

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Why is My Basil Plant Wilting? How to Help Wilted Basil

Dry soil is the most common reason for a basil plant wilting. If your basil plant is drooping or wilting, check the soil and reconsider your watering schedule. If you can’t solve it with a simple change in watering, keep reading for the most common reasons for wilted basil. Basil is one of the most …

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Baked Salmon with a Sticky Apricot Basil Glaze

When apricot season hits, sometimes it’s hard to know what to do with all the extras. Which means we always end up with some apricot preserves. And since I know apricot and basil are great friends, I thought I’d put together a sticky baked salmon with apricot basil glaze. This recipe for Apricot Basil Glazed …

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Simple Sicilian Chicken Soup

This Sicilian chicken soup is a delicious and easy to make dish that will leave you feeling satisfied. Inspired by all the yellows, oranges and golds you’ll find in the autumn, it’s a stick to your bones soup that’s easy to prepare. If you are looking for the perfect thing to cook up on a …

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