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Lemon Basil produces compact, bushy plants with smaller, pointed leaves with a distinct lemon flavour that makes a wonderful addition to Asian and Mediterranean salads, tomato dishes, cheeses, pesto and teas.
Basil grows great in a container or in the ground with lots of sunshine but can tolerate part shade. Plants growth can be maintained by pinching out the flowers. Basil is generally tolerant of a wide range of soils, but ideally you should provide rich, moist, well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter.
You can harvest basil as any time, but medium sized leaves are often the best. Leaves and sprigs can be preserved in oil and/or vinegar, or dried and kept in air tight containers.