Basil From Seed to Table Review + Giveaway

Basil growing tips eBook

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.

Basil From Seed To Table

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.


Tasty Basil and varieties

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

Leave a Comment Below and Subscribe to Garden Up Green >>Here  

Winner will be announced Monday, January 8th Here

Can’t wait? Purchase your Basil eBook Here

Must be 18 years or older to participate

Basil From Seed to Table Book Review and Giveaway


  1. Courtney says:

    Thank you so much for your encouraging words, Carole! I hope it helps with your garden harvest this year!

  2. Peggy says:

    Great info!

  3. Brenda says:

    I need some basil advice. I had 2 varieties going over the summer. Common basil and a purple leaf variety that I moved into greenhouse. They have not transitioned well. I would like to know how to keep basil going through the winter.

  4. Sally Christiansen says:

    Basil is my very favorite herb and would love to know more about keeping it growing. I have trouble growing it indoors. Thank you for the chance to win.

    1. Carole says:

      Congrats – Sally You won! I’ll be sending your email to Courtney – The Kitchen Garten so she can send you this eBook.

      1. Sally Christiansen says:

        Thank you so much! I am excited to learn more about growing basil. I have enjoyed reading your blog and following in all your ventures. Thank you.

  5. Patti says:

    Hi Carole,

    Basil is one of my all time favorites. I’ve been growing it for years and I’ve read Courtney’s book too. I love that she has cover everything there is to know from A-Z.

  6. Lindy says:

    Very nice way to support each other ladies! I am sure that Courtney has much to teach a neophyte such as me.

  7. Ann Reynolds says:

    I have just used the sweet basil transplants. I guess this will be my year to branch out and try other varieties.

  8. Lisa says:

    I love basil, and have grown Italian Basil the last couple of years in my garden… 🙂

  9. Cathy R says:

    Thank you for the great giveaway. Love basil and its a must in my Idaho garden! Really enjoy your blog and the Tiny House
    project, which is huge not tiny. Smile! Blessings for a great year!

  10. Jeri D says:

    This was my first season growing Basil and absolutely loved it! We also used as our wedding favors to spread the love!

  11. Penny says:

    Carol, I just want to say, You and Robert are a True inspiration to me, and I hope to everyone who knows you😊 I live in Australia, and I hope people here look at what your doing and become so inspired, they start the same here. I was brought up in the bush, maybe you could say “dragged up” (Aussie saying) and I can tell you, it was the Best up bringing you can get. It really gives you the true meaning of appreciation of the little things in life, from that grows a wonderful outlook on life, and I am blessed from being raised that way 😊 Would not have changed for the world… Thankyou for just being you, God bless you xo

    1. Carole says:

      Penny – your timing is amazing… I just shared this comment on Facebook because it completely made our day… Thank you for sharing such kind words they made me tear up – HAPPY TEARS!
      We are so fortunate to have such awesome readers here such as you. Thank you! Carole and Robert…

  12. Betty J Lyle says:

    The Baisl from seed to table book sounds great!

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