Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Basil 'Boxwood'

KSU Extension's Alan Stevens is pumped about this new plant. Tiny mounds of tightly held small leaves resemble boxwood plants. And just like boxwood, the plants can be easily trimmed into a small hedge. 'Boxwood' was bred in France for a highly flavored pesto ingredient. So I imagine, this is the first plant whose hedge trimmings can wind up on your plate.
I'll be including this plant as part of my Patrick's Picks annual selections. This year, I'll be sharing all my picks selections with the major growers in town in January so the odds are more likely you'll find this at your garden center this spring.

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