Wednesday Fun Fact – Thai Basil

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Thai Basil, herbs

Thai basil’s flavor is more stable under high or extended cooking temperatures than that of sweet basil.

2 Comments on “Wednesday Fun Fact – Thai Basil”

  1. So, I started a ltltie herb garden about three or four months ago, mainly as a ltltie project for my toddlers to participate in and never really believed that it would go anywhere, well i just came back after a month vacation and everything looks amazing! But I do have a few question, I planted three different basils and they are almost waist high, do I have to cut them or can I leave them growing at leisure? I prefer fresh herbs in my cooking, so drying them is not ideal. (though I would if the alternative is worse).Also, my peppermint is growing a bit wild, several thick stems have sprouted, stayed close to the ground and surfaced all over the ltltie garden, Should I cut these runaways?The sage is a ltltie crazy too, big and bushy but kind of all over the place Last question, I swear, I also planted some lemongrass and some scallions (spring onion?), I know these aren’t exactly herbs, so is that going to pose a problem? The lemongrass seems to be thriving, but the scallions look a bit wilted (let’s be honest, very wilted, all of the 3 separate scallions I planted are either bent in half, or completely laying on the ground) I know it’s a million questions, any help is appreciated!!!!I actually live in Londrina, Brazil. It is very hot here and rather dry, although quite a bit of rain in the summer months, the winters are mild here, think Florida, only a couple of weeks in the high 30 s low 40 s range. The soil is considered some of the best in Brazil, very rich with a distinct deep red hue, I am not actually from here, just moved really, but so I’ve heard.

    1. You don’t need to prune your basil. Just don’t let it flower. If it flowers, the leaves will get bitter. Peppermint should be grown in a container. If you grow it in the ground, it will spread all over your garden and choke out the other plants. Here in the US we consider lemon grass an herb so it is appropriate for your herb garden. Scallions are a vegetable. If the foliage is falling over, they are ready to be harvested. The bulbs are the part that is eaten.

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