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 150 times by Growstuff members.
Fragrant and delicious herb with tender green leaves. Great in just about anything - salad, sauces, meat marinades, and even popcorn.
Median lifespan20 weeks
First harvest expected8 weeks after planting
Last harvest expected8 weeks after planting
Ocimum basilicum piccolo
Ocimum × citriodorum
Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora
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What people are saying about basils
Upper greenhouse Radishes growing well, [coriander](crop), [basil](crop), [spring onion](crop)s and mixed [lettuce](crop)/salad leaves all germinated and growing. Patio greenhouse Tigerella [tomato](crop)es many germinated, small plants still only two seedling leaves Pepper Etiuda germinati...Read more
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...Read more
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 ...Read more
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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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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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...Read more
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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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 ...Read more
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