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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Chris Reeve on Basil Folklore

Basil Folklore: It was believed in Greek and Roman times that to have a good basil crop, you'd have to yell loudly and swear when you were planting the seeds. Today, in French, there is an idiom for ranting which translated literally means "to sow the basil".
from Chris Reeve on Henriette's Herbal Homepage


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