Position – Full sun
Soil – Well-drained
Flowering Period –Summer
Hardiness – Half-hardy/Tender Annual
Basil is best planted in a well-drained soil of sand or loam within an acidic, neutral, or alkaline pH balance. It is best planted in a sheltered position of full sun. Basil is suited to being planted in containers on a patio or courtyard style garden.
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Plant out after all risk of frost has passed. Space companion plants around 30cm (12in) apart from one another. If planting in pots, they will need to be potted up a few times during summer as the plants grow.
Pinch out flowerheads as they appear to keep the leaves growing and to encourage bushy growth. Cut back after flowering. Water regularly during summer. Morning is the best time to water the plants as they do not like having wet roots overnight. Basil are annual plants, but they can be brought indoors in autumn when it gets cooler to have a supply of leaves during winter.
It is possible to propagate Basil by seed.
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