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Note : this page is from a North Carolina website so you need to take into account local seasons
Basil (Ocimum basilicum L. and its varieties) is a popular herb known for its flavorful foliage. The fresh or dried leaves add a distinctive flavor to many foods, such as Italian style tomato sauces, pesto sauce and salad dressing. The essential oils and oleo-resins may be extracted from leaves and flowers and used for flavoring in liqueurs and for fragrance in perfumes and soaps.
Continued @ ncsu.edu
These are links to various bits of information I've found around the web about growing, cooking & preserving the vegetables that I grow