Basil Mint - Your Basil in Winter!
Basil Mint in the Kitchen:
Basil mint emits a marvellous refreshing combination of sweet basil and mint when crushed. It does wonders in any salads.
Basil Mint to repeal Insects:
Basil mint has a strong aroma which makes it a good insect repellant. Try crushing leaves and rubbing it on your skin.
Basil Mint in the Garden:
This mint looks ever fresh and healthy and is not bothered by insects. Very easy to grow, hardy perennial, does well in pots. Likes a moist spot in sun to partial shade, ideal groundcover under trees in neglected spots. Spreads joyfully and reaches 60cm in height. Prune back when stems get woody.
I wrote a blog entry about all the mint varieties and cultivars available in Australia: https://mountainherbs.net/blogs/news/sorting-out-mint-names-species-hybrids-and-cultivars
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