It’s the most common variety of basil with a wonderful spicy aroma. It is typically used in pesto and tomato-based dishes.
Plant in a sunny area and keep soil moist. Pruning off the tallest flowers as soon as possible will encourage foliage growth and keep the plant going strong. The leaves should be picked when the plant reaches 6 to 8 inches tall. When harvest early in the morning, the leaves are juicer.
Celery root also known as celeriac is a root vegetable closely related to celery, parsley and parsnips. When growing, the leaves and stalk of the plant resembles the celery. Its taste has a nutty, earthy, and slightly sweet flavor with notes of celery and parsley.
Monitor the soil regularly to make sure it’s moist. Snap off any lateral leaf shoots to get a smooth crown. Towards the end of July, remove some of the outer leaves to make the root grow larger and smoother, then I cover it with soil or mulch to keep it blanched and tender.