Sun / Shade
Full sun (they love warm soil)
Place your pot near a sunny window. Regular watering, allow your soil to go completely dry before re-watering and then soak thoroughly.
Water regularly but allow your soil to go completely dry before re-watering and then soak thoroughly.
They prefer warmer temperatures. Some plants can tolerate light frost but it is better to try and avoid frost. Above 10 degrees is best.
Organic soil, well drained and average to rich in composition.
When planted near tomatoes, peppers, asparagus, petunias and organum, basil can help repel certain plant pests. The essential oils of basil can also be enhanced when it is planted along with chamomile or anise.
Mature leaves can be cut or picked off the plant and can either be used fresh or dried. Continuous harvesting helps encourage healthy plant growth.
Generally small green leaves that may have a white or purple tinge along with small white or purple flowers.
Plants are 35cm wide and should be placed 22cm to 30cm apart.
This fantastic summer herb adds a Mediterranean flavour to many dishes and can be used in anything from appetizers to deserts and everything in between.