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How to Grow Basil


Mint

Position – Full sun

Soil – Well-drained

Flowering Period –Summer

Hardiness –  Half-hardy/Tender Annual

  Where to plant

Where to plant Basil

 

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.

Find out more about soil types and how to determine your soil type by clicking here



 
  How to plant

How to plant Basil

 

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.




    How to care for

How to care for Basil

 

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.




  How to propagate

How to propagate Basil

 

It is possible to propagate Basil by seed.

You can find more information on how to propagate plants by clicking here

 

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