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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 140 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

7 weeks after planting

Last harvest expected

8 weeks after planting

Height

60cm

Spread

26cm

Row Spacing

10cm

Companions

tomato grapes
earth-worm

Photos

Basil crops

Basil plantings

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Basil harvests

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tomato and basil
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IMG_20180113_180056
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Sunniness

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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

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