Basil (Ocimum basilcum) originates from India bu now grows wild around the Mediterranean where it is used in many dishes.

Midlands, UK

Sow Indoors / Plant Out

Sow Indoors
Plant Out

How To Grow

Can be grown ouside, in the greenhouse or on your window sill. Sow seeds in April in a 5cm pot with about 5 seeds per pot, cover the seeds with a thin layer of compost, water and place in a sunny location. The seeds wil gernimate in about 2 weeks. Water by placing the pot base in water, do not water the top of the pot. Transplant into a sunny sheltered ploition in the garden or into a larger pot if the plants are to be kept in a greenhouse. Collect leaves regularly and pinch out any flower buds.

How/When To Harvesting