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Basil Ocimum basilicum

How to sow basil: Plant seeds under 1cm of soil in starting pots. Keep the plants indoors or transplant them outdoors in late spring.

Sun requirement for basil: Plant in Full Sun

Basil has been planted 147 times by Growstuff members.

Fragrant and delicious herb with tender green leaves. Great in just about anything - salad, sauces, meat marinades, and even popcorn.

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Predictions

Annual

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

Height

60cm

Spread

26cm

Row Spacing

10cm

Companions

tomato grape

Photos

Basil crops

Basil plantings

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Basil harvests

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Sunniness

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Varieties

cinnamon basil

cinnamon basil

Ocimum basilicum
dark opal basil

dark opal basil

Ocimum basilicum
fino verde basil

fino verde basil

Ocimum basilicum piccolo
genovese basil

genovese basil

ocimum basilicum
holy basil

holy basil

Ocimum tenuiflorum
lemon basil

lemon basil

Ocimum × citriodorum
lettuce leaf basil

lettuce leaf basil

Ocimum basilicum
magical Michael basil

magical Michael basil

Ocimum basilicum
mammoth basil

mammoth basil

Ocimum basilicum
nufar basil

nufar basil

Ocimum basilicum
osmin purple basil

osmin purple basil

Ocimum basilicum
purple ruffles basil

purple ruffles basil

Ocimum basilicum
red rubin basil

red rubin basil

Ocimum basilicum
spicy globe basil

spicy globe basil

Ocimum basilicum
Thai basil

Thai basil

Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora

Crop Map

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What people are saying about basils

Lifespan and harvest predictions

by shiny,

Something i've been working on is the predictions on GrowStuff.org. 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](crop), one [butternut squash](crop), and one [basil](crop) plant. And maybe [oregano](crop) if I still don't get around to starting those (I didn't have ...

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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: ![garden plan](http://mackenzie.morgan.name/tmp/garden_plan...

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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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No subject

by oakandsage,

My [raspberry](crop) are flowering! Anyone whose english [pea](crop) 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 done until tomorrow....

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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](crop). Lots of things died off in ...

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