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.
Chamomile varieties have an aromatic, sweet, apple-like fragrance. Its flowers (similar in appearance to daisies) have a mild, subtly sweet, herbaceous, and earthy flavor. The leaves are also edible and may contain a slightly bitter and grassy taste.
It grows best in cool conditions and should be planted in part shade but will also grow in full sun. The soil should be dry.
Lemon balm is in the mint family. Lemon balm is a strong, aromatic herb used commonly to infused oils, teas, syrups and sauces. Fresh leaves reveal a sweet lemon zest taste with a hint of mint
Lemon balm plants will grow in part shade to full sun, but flourish best in full sun. Water deeply enough to saturate the roots, and then allow the top of the soil to dry slightly before watering again, as soggy soil may cause the plant to rot.
The leaves and flowers of scented geraniums are edible. Thanks to the essential oils in their leaves, they lend not only decorative touches but also a fine aroma to meat dishes, salads and desserts. Varieties with a lemon aroma add zest to salads, sorbets or tea.
Many grow near streams in their native habitats, but generally ‘less is more’ is a good guideline for watering these plants. They do not like to be damp at all.