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4-H Horticulture Judging Contest

Beth Hinshaw
Extension Speclaist, SE
4-H Youth Development
K-State Research & Extension




Scientific Name: Occimum basilicum

Category: Vegetables and Herbs

Basil is a warm-season annual herb plant. Basil should be planted in a protected, sunny location. Harvest leaves just before flowering begins. The leaves are used as a culinary herb in soups, stews, salads, sauces, and meat dishes.

 basil plant

 Basil plant