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.
We tend to use basil as a garnish that is minty, zesty, peppery and with some intense clove like notes. Refreshing and intense in flavor a little goes a long way. Oregano is more often cooked with a dish to develop the flavor and it is earthy, herbaceous, woody and pungent with mint to citrus notes.
Both mint and lemon balm will grow easily in most gardens and tend towards invasive as they are perennials that will set out runners. From the Lamiaceae they vary in that mint has over 40 different varieties while there is only one Lemon Balm, easy to use in cooking as replacements for each other.
If you want to plant herbs that will not be eaten by rabbits then you are looking to plant heavily aromatic ones like lavender, curry plants, rosemary, mint, sage or yarrow. There are other herbs that are rabbit resistant by dint of their pungent taste, horseradish or ginger for example.
Both basil and bay leaves are essential to many Mediterranean dishes and can grow with a little care quite happily in the UK and colder climates.