Last month my gardening friend Courtney at The Kitchen Garten asked if I would review her new eBook, Basil From Seed to Table. I was thrilled to participate knowing she would have some amazing tips and ideas to offer.
For me Basil is a must in the garden and I get super excited to add this bit of wonderful every year.
Courtney Covers it all
This eBook is loaded with every detail possible and my favorite explanation is the different varieties. I always plant sweet Basil by seed; this is the Italian variety and goodness it just makes any meal taste heavenly. I add it to everything especially green salads because it works perfectly with oil and vinegar dressing.
I didn’t realize additional basil varieties were used in Thai, Indian and Asian cuisine. I don’t wander much past Italian or southern cooking so it makes sense that I would have overlooked this detail.
Courtney recommends trying two varieties to find the one you prefer and offers a great list of resources for purchasing seeds. She even includes growing tips so you can have a successful crop to harvest from.
Have you heard of Hardening?
Hardening is a process of preparing your plants for the outdoors. This is a necessary step if you started basil by seed indoors. Many plants need a period to acclimate and this eBook covers the process perfectly.
I’ve always planted basil by direct seed so never had to be concerned with acclimating this herb. Her details were very helpful and could be implemented with many other plants that have been started indoors by seed.
Watering, Harvesting and What’s For Dinner
You’ll also find detailed care instructions like transplanting and when to water ensuring a healthy harvest.
These tips take us to the dinner table where she also includes some tasty recipes I can hardly wait to try. Doesn’t Caprese Salad, Pesto Pasta Salad, Slow Cooker Thai Basil Chicken Curry, Basil Vinegar and Sweet Basil Whipped Cream sound amazing?
Well she includes these recipes which for me was a nice bonus. Get this awesome eBook or Sign up and enter a chance to win a copy here with this easy to participate Giveaway.
Giveaway Details – Winner Sally Christiansen
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