August 15, 2012 Calendar Entry

Have you been journaling about your Basil adventures? This year our Basil didn’t do as well as other years. We decided to plant some Basil in our eastern facing garden. I’m not sure if it was the change in location or the lack of rain, but the plants did not do well. We thought that [...]

August 14, 2012 Calendar Entry

Have you ever tried making Basil oil? Basil oil has antioxidant, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties. It is a great medicinal herb that’s easy to grow and always have on hand. To learn more about Basil, we have made the current issue on Basil available to you and your family!   Or, you can subscribe for an [...]

August 10, 2012 Calendar Entry

Review time! What have you learned about Basil so far? Check out the crossword puzzle on page 35. Can you fill in all the boxes without looking at the word bank?   Don’t have this month’s issue yet? Check out this month’s issue of Herbal Roots zine  for only $7.99: Or, you can subscribe for an [...]

August 9, 2012 Calendar Entry

Hydrosols are great for spraying in the air or adding to food. If you are making this with Garden Basil, it makes a delicious spray for food. Spray into the air to “clear the air” and your mind. Don’t have this month’s issue yet? Get it here for $7.99: Or, you can subscribe for an entire year of [...]

August 8, 2012 Calendar Entry

Time for learning some botany. Check out page 17 to learn all about Basil’s parts. Learning about plant parts can help you to identify plants growing in the wild. Don’t have this month’s issue yet? Get it here for $7.99: Or, you can subscribe for an entire year of Herbal Roots zine for just $47. Not [...]

August 7, 2012 Calendar Entry

We all have varying experiences with gardening.  For me, I began growing Basil as a teenager. My motivation: food. I love making Basil Pesto. There is something about all the green goodness in the blender. Our son uses it as a dip. What about your experience? How does your Basil grow? How do you like [...]

August 3, 2012 Calendar Entry

  We have been thinking about Basil for a couple of days. Some people may have years of experience, whereas others may just be discovering the herb this month. Today, we are putting our thoughts on paper. Check out the Herb Spirits page in your zine, and record what thoughts you have about this plant. [...]

August 2, 2012 Calendar Entry

We hope that you enjoyed starting your Basil Vinegar yesterday. Today, we are pressing Basil. There are many ways to press herbs. We use books in our family. The plant should be fresh, and free of excess moisture. The pressing can be something that you or your children can observe again and again. We like [...]

August 1, 2012 Calendar Entry

  Happy August! Have you ever tried Basil Vinegar? How about starting some today! Not just for cooking, Basil is a great medicinal herb that’s easy to grow and always have on hand. It’s also easy to find in the produce section at the grocery store. To learn more about Basil and exploring it in [...]

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