Jump to content



Recommended Posts


I was surprised that 1 week of neglect was enough to kill the thyme, basil and mint in the basement.  The tomatoes and peppers survived as did the one plant that I don't want.  Perilla frutescens var. crispa .   

Two years ago I found 1 small purple plant in a load of fill dirt.  My neighbors now share my good luck.  When the warm weather returns I will be pulling it out daily like Duckweed.

Perilla, goes by many names such as Chinese/Korean Basil  Has anybody ever used it as an herb? How do You use it?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 2/27/2023 at 3:53 PM, JJenna said:

I don't use it, but you could make Korean Pesto with it! Just use same recipe but substitute the Perilla. 

I've never tried to eat it, so I may try the pesto this season.  I've read that it is a popular menu item in Asia, but so are my Tin Foil Barbs!👎👎👎

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...