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Basil Ocimum basilicum

Basil has been planted 138 times by Growstuff members. Basil is an annual crop (living and reproducing in a single year or less)


Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

139

days

First harvest expected

49

days after planting

Last harvest expected

54

days after planting

Photos

Basil plantings

basil
basil
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by amy
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IMG_20190502_150855
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basil
basil
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IMG_20190526_150806
by shiny
garden
garden
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IMG_20190421_084906
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IMG_20190310_100112
by shiny

Basil harvests

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IMG_20190401_175822
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IMG_20190526_184340
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tomato and basil
tomato and basil
by shiny
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IMG_20180113_180056
by shiny
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IMG_20180122_173236
by shiny
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IMG_20180314_155108
by shiny
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Sunniness

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Planted from

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Harvested for

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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

Only plantings by members who have set their locations are shown on this map.

What people are saying about basils

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...

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 box...

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 sq...

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 ...

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Written 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 garde...

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 s...

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How to grow basils

Grown for: leaf (26) flower (1) seed (1)

Plant from: seed (48), seedling (30), (17), advanced plant (10), bare root plant (2)

Plant in: sun (78), semi-shade (33), (24), shade (1)

Scientific names

  • Ocimum basilicum

Alternate names

  • sweet basil