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yati6546
08-09-2006, 06:03 PM
I have Holy Basil, Sweet Basil and Mints plants to be given away since I'm going to Australia for 6 months. Anyone interested PM or call me at 012-3535378.

Jadryga
26-09-2006, 11:16 AM
I'm interested in the mint plants... is there anything I should know about their care though?

lady-o-leisure
27-09-2006, 09:27 AM
Not sure if their care is any different from cooler climates, but when i had my mint plant in Taiwan, i had to pick the leaves regularly, and dont over-water the plant. Leave in well sunlit area but not scorching heat. I used to dry the plucked leaves and store them in a little jar for teas.

Brownsugar
27-09-2006, 10:24 AM
What is the difference in Holy Basil n Sweet Basil?
BTW, how many plants u have?

youngteenguy
27-09-2006, 11:28 AM
What is the difference in Holy Basil n Sweet Basil?
BTW, how many plants u have?

erm one is saintified ? the other not? LOL

honeybee
27-09-2006, 11:53 AM
What is the difference in Holy Basil n Sweet Basil?
Check out this URL:
http://kuali.com/flavours/review.asp?file=grow/2003/6/6basil&sec=grow

Good explanation can be found. Also gives the name in Malay for both the Holy and Sweel Basil.

lady-o-leisure
27-09-2006, 01:18 PM
Depending on what you are cooking.. the 2 types of basil can make a difference. Holy basil/tulasi/thai basil is used more in asian cooking as we are used to stronger blend of flavors in our food.
Sweet basil is used in western foods, for obvious reasons.. their food isnt as spiced up as ours.

In Taiwan, loosely translated as "9-tier-pagoda", the thai basil is popular in dishes like '3-cup chicken', stir fried eggplant/aubergine/brinjal, and fried lala with ginger. Like mentioned in the website provided by honeybee, it is always added last. The flavor is intense, unlike sweet basil.

LMei
28-09-2006, 02:57 PM
I have Holy Basil, Sweet Basil and Mints plants to be given away since I'm going to Australia for 6 months. Anyone interested PM or call me at 012-3535378.
Do you still have your basil plants?

yati6546
05-10-2006, 11:57 AM
What is the difference in Holy Basil n Sweet Basil?
BTW, how many plants u have?

Left only holy basil.

shamalasp
06-10-2006, 03:41 PM
I would like the holy basil please