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by ChristinaC on August 15, 2005 06:50 AM
Can you eat the flowers on a basil plant?

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by Longy on August 16, 2005 02:30 PM
Basil - Depending on the type, the flowers are either bright white, pale pink, or a delicate lavender. The flavor of the flower is milder, but similar to the leaves of the same plant. Basil also has different varieties that have different milder flavors like lemon and mint. Sprinkle them over salad or pasta for a concentrated flavor and a spark of color that gives any dish a fresh, festive look. This information
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by Tamara from Minnesota on August 18, 2005 09:35 AM
They are edible but it prolongs the basil season to keep flowers from forming, nip them often and the plants last longer.

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by 4Ruddy on August 24, 2005 11:29 AM
This is the African Blue basil (my favorite basil) that I cut this morning...  -

I have neglected my herbs for a while (not by choice) and they took over. This is from one basil bush...I have 4 more to cut!!!! [shocked]

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by Jimmy_Hitler on September 04, 2005 05:11 PM
looks like bud to me LOL almost cool plant
by ChristinaC on September 04, 2005 08:50 PM
I thought the same thing Jimmy. [lala]

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