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Basil - Sweet

Basil - Sweet

Ocimum basilicum

Regular price $6.15 AUD
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Expected Height Range:

0.3 m - 0.6 m

Spread Range:

0.3 m - 0.6 m

Preferred positioning:

Full sun, Partial sun, and Partial shade

Common uses:

Fragrant, Edible, and Supports wildlife

Flower Season/s:

Summer

Flower Colour/s:

Plant life cycle:

Annual

Habitat:

Native to tropical regions in central Africa and Southeast Asia. In these native habitats, basil thrives in warm and humid climates.

Preferred Soil:

Prefers well-drained, fertile soil. If the soil in your garden is heavy or clay-like, consider using raised beds or container planting to ensure good drainage.

This plant provides aromatic, flavourful leaves which can be used in a number of culinary dishes. Additionally, its lush green foliage and pleasant scent add a sensory appeal to any garden or home, while its flowers attract beneficial pollinators like bees, enriching the biodiversity of the outdoor space.

Care Considerations:

Water regularly but make sure soil is well draining. A water solubale fertiliser is recommended especially if you are regularly harvesting the leaves. Regularly pinch off the tips of the plant to encourage bushier growth and prevent it from flowering, as flowering can make the leaves bitter.
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