Basil (aka Ocimum)

  • Location:

    My origins are often a mystery but some say I may be from India. However I became well-travelled super quick thanks to my flavour
  • Looks:

    I have a fresh looking appearance with shiny green oval shaped leaves
  • Height:

    I will usually grow to around 30cm
  • Environment:

    For best results, grow me in an area where air circulates freely and the soil drains well
  • Flowers:

    From June to July I'll suprise you with some equally tasty flowers
  • Grooming:

    As you pick my leaves to use in the kitchen, I will sprout news ones with more flavour
  • Life Span:

    I will only last a single season (sorry!)
  • Feeding:

    Be a little careful with watering, only watering when the surface of my compost dries out.
  • Fact:

    I am sometimes known as the King of Herbs
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