Basil (Ocimum basilcum) originates from India bu now grows wild around the Mediterranean where it is used in many dishes.
J F M A M J J A S O N D Sow Direct Harvest
Sow Indoors / Plant Out
J F M A M J J A S O N D Sow Indoors Plant Out Harvest
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
- Sow Depth: 1 cm
- Spacing Between Rows: 30 cm
- Spacing Along Row: 15 cm
- Number plants per Square Foot: 4