I am comparing Genovese or sweet basil to Peppermint, the most strongest of the mint flavors. Basil is peppery with anise notes and a mint like quality towards the back, pungent and with a kick if eaten in large amounts. Mint is highly menthol and will act as a palate cleanser in many dishes.
are a lot of differences and similarities between sage and lavender. Not just in the garden but also in our kitchens and how we use these two herbs. When looking at sage vs lavender it is key to look a little more closely at different cultivars and species in a bit more detail. There is also a lot of difference when it comes to nutritional content and health benefits from each of them.
Mint is closely related to basil and therefore basil makes a slightly more peppery and anise replacement. Dried mint works well to replace fresh, with a little bit of adjustment to ratios. Lemon balm is a nice citrus like version of mint and can be tasty in drinks or recipes.
Deer resistant herbs will help to deter them from eating your more tempting plants, but nothing is foolproof in the depths of Winter when food is scarce. Use these herbs to line your flowerbeds. Rosemary, Lavender, Feverfew, Oregano, Thyme, Lemon Verbena, Russian Tarragon, Sage, Yarrow and Bee Balm.
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As fresh curry leaves can be hard to come by, this is the perfect herb to grow at home! Curry leaf (Murraya Koenigii) sometimes called sweet neem, kariveppilai, karipatta or karhi-pat is used in many … Continue Reading Curry Leaf Plant – A Complete Guide