Other herbs except Basil – Basil prefers to grow alone
Use in Asian cuisine to add a sweet sour lemon flavour. Harvest stalks as soon as plants are 30 cm tall and stem bases are at least 1 cm thick. Cut off the top and peel the outer layer of the base, then chop the inner white, reedy part for stir
fries, salads or sauces. It is used for flavouring but is not edible. The leaves can be used to make a marinade or tea.