Basil Ocimum basilicum

Basil has been planted 152 times by Growstuff members.

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living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

20 weeks

First harvest expected

8 weeks after planting

Last harvest expected

8 weeks after planting


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Basil crops

Basil plantings

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Basil harvests

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Planted from


Harvested for



Image of cinnamon basil

cinnamon basil

Ocimum basilicum
Image of dark opal basil

dark opal basil

Ocimum basilicum
Image of fino verde basil

fino verde basil

Ocimum basilicum piccolo
Image of genovese basil

genovese basil

ocimum basilicum
Image of holy basil

holy basil

Ocimum tenuiflorum
Image of lemon basil

lemon basil

Ocimum × citriodorum
Image of lettuce leaf basil

lettuce leaf basil

Ocimum basilicum
Image of magical Michael basil

magical Michael basil

Ocimum basilicum
Image of mammoth basil

mammoth basil

Ocimum basilicum
Image of nufar basil

nufar basil

Ocimum basilicum
Image of osmin purple basil

osmin purple basil

Ocimum basilicum
Image of purple ruffles basil

purple ruffles basil

Ocimum basilicum
Image of red rubin basil

red rubin basil

Ocimum basilicum
Image of spicy globe basil

spicy globe basil

Ocimum basilicum
Image of sweet basil

sweet basil

Ocimum basilicum
Image of Thai basil

Thai basil

Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora

Crop Map

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What people are saying about basils

Growing well and germinations

by Doveoscar,

Upper greenhouse Radishes growing well, coriander, basil, spring onions and mixed lettuce/salad leaves all germinated and growing.

Patio greenhouse Tigerella tomatoes many germinated, small plants still…

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Lifespan and harvest predictions

by shiny,

Something i've been working on is the predictions on If you go to you gardens page there's now a progress bar for each annual planting. That's plantings that are expected to complete there lifespan in 2 years or less . the progress bar is % until the plant is finished and can be re…

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Seedlings, bed prep, pink blueberries

by maco,

Most of the seeds I started a couple weeks ago have sprouted and gotten going. It looks like I will need to pick up one black beauty eggplant, one butternut squash, and one basil plant. And maybe oregano

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Coming together

by shawnacscott,

This weekend I had two full days to really focus on the yard, and I made the most of it. With the intermittent help of several others over the course of the weekend, I got both easement planter boxes filled with compost and soil, cleaned up and weeded the alley, got the stump pulled from the coni…

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Getting ready for spring!

by maco,

I've got seeds either on-hand or ordered for just about everything I'm starting from seed this year. I've been working out what I want to plant, and this is the plan I've come up with for the 72 square feet of my backyard raised beds:

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New to gardening

by rubygeek,

Hello, I've been programming since I was 13 and I love Ruby have done it the past 7 years. I recently got into gardening because my husband said I needed to do something besides "code" :) And I am finding it super fun!

I wanted a house plant, I have two big window seats. I think Ivy s are neat…

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by oakandsage,

My raspberry are flowering!

Anyone whose english pea plants yield spherical peas must be a saint. I only get spherical peas if I miss a pod. In the evening I sit out in the garden and eat peas until there is nothing worth eating left on the plant. Then I am do…

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Another week, another heap of things planted

by Skud,

I really should've got started on winter planting sooner, I think. Everything in the garden is in a lull right now. Although people near me are still blogging about the last of their crops from summer, all we have still going are some chillis and some basil. Lots of things died…

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