This blog purpose is to share my success and failures in gardening in a tropic. I have no particular liking to any plant/ flower but once it caught my attention there is no other way for me but to have it. Since I’ve all the local plant that i fancy, now i cast my eyes far away, temperate flower/plant. Hence the existence of My Experimental Garden Blog. Hope you enjoy my blog.
Thursday, 30 May 2013
Purple ruffles basil
I’ve 9 varieties of basil; this is my favourite because
it is beautiful as well as edible. And it does not require much care other than
daily watering during hot and dry season. The leave is purple and large; twice
the size of sweet basil and it has ruffled edge hence the name. I only grow 4
varieties at one time, each at different corner of the house to prevent cross
pollination, so far so good. This basil will emit a sarsi/coke/pepsi like smell when it is bruised and it taste milder than lemon basil.