botanical termn:Ocimum x hybrida
planting site / location: sunny
watering: Keep it moisturised.
Growing Temp (°C) :14
gardener's tip: Select a warm place. Can overwinter at 10°C inside the house. Overwintering in a hothouse.
usage: Culinary herb for seasoning dishes. Used in aromatherapy.
Sow and Plant:Make a late spring planting of seedlings started indoors or purchased. In summer, after the soil is warm, sow more basil wherever you want it to grow.
Harvesting:Harvest leaves a few at a time as you need them in the kitchen. In midsummer, cut plants back by half to stimulate new growth, and make big batches of pesto with the trimmings.
Plant height: 80-85cm