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Attractive, spreading silver-green plant with lemony aroma and flavor is great for potpourris, tea, chicken, fish, vegetables and herb vinegars. This native of northwestern India should be started indoors early or outside after danger of frost.
All Purpose Fertilizer
Every 3-4 Month
Select a location in full sun with good rich moist organic soil. Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones. Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds. Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Pinch the stems to encourage bushiness. Pinch flowers off to prolong the harvest. Pinch leaves from the tips of the stems as needed starting 60-90 days after the seedlings have two sets of leaves. To harvest the leaves, pinch the stems just above a set of leaves as needed from the top. This will also help keep the plants bushy.
- Eliminate Mouth Odour.
- Relieves Stomach Bloating.
- Insect Repellent
- Discard plants after they bloom.
- Always keep mulches off a plants stems to prevent possible rot.
- Do not harvest too much of the plant at one time as this may weaken the plant.
- Basil should not be allowed to dry out.