This slab has been improved to give you more. I added rocket and coriander. Its one of my favor leaf salad mixes, full of flavor.
Lettuce leaf basil has very large, crinkled and highly aromatic leaves. The sweet basil leaves are not as strong as other basils and have been described as having a clove and minty taste or alternatively a mild spicy, peppery taste. Great in salads and excellent for using in pesto and herbal oils, due to its lighter green colour it can offer a different choice to the traditional dark green sweet basil.
Lettuce leaf basil is a popular Italian variety, a large leafed variety of Sweet Basil and one of the most productive of all basils. Also known as Large Leafed Italian, Large Leaf Basil or Crispum Basil, the large, crumpled leaves grow to around 10 long (4in) on a compact bushy plant. The plant may grow up to 30cm (12in) tall and is slower to flower, so the harvest period is longer. The leaves hold their flavour well in hot conditions. In late summer small white flowers are produced which are edible.
Lettuce leaf basil is a fantastic variety to grow for pesto and is one of the best basils for freezing, but the leaves really come into their own on pizzas and in sandwiches. Because the flavour is mild and the leaf form is huge, just a few leaves can fill out even a large sandwich quickly. Gorgeous when added to tomatoes and mozzarella, with just a little drizzle of your favorite olive-oil, it adds the texture of leaf lettuce while packing a tasty basil flavour to brighten up your summer sandwiches.
All basils are tender herbs that prefer daytime temperatures of around 25 to 30°C (77 to 86°F), they cannot withstand frost and will only thrive with night temperatures above 12°C (54°F). This tender perennial is usually grown as an annual but can be successfully grown indoors throughout the year. Basil can be grown indoors on a sunny windowsill or outdoors in containers or soil. It should be grown in a position that receives sunlight for around 6 to 8 hours a day. The dark varieties need a significant amount of full sun to achieve their deep and distinctive coloration. Position the plants in a sheltered spot that avoids cold winds. You can bring basil inside as a window herb if you plant the seeds during the warm weather in pots and bring inside to grow in a bright and sunny window.