Even so the plant may linger for a time but it will succumb at some point. Basil is one of the easiest herbs to grow indoors providing you can give it enough light.
When it comes to success in growing thai basil indoors it all depends on how well you look after the plant.
Thai basil plant care indoor. How to grow basil indoors. If we look at how to plant thai basil in the home garden our first concern is. Since basil s sweet fresh flavor is fleeting it s wise to have a game plan for basil care after season.
With this knowledge it is best to be prepared to either purchase another plant or start your own from seed in the spring. Originally from india basil is used to flavor. Water the soil directly if possible.
Deadheading will increase the vegetative growth and life of your basil plant. Once the seedlings have their first set of true leaves thin to one or two plants per pot. Avoid getting water on the foliage when watering the plants.
Growing basil indoors is super easy in subtropical and tropical climates. How to plant thai basil. Like sweet basil thai basil is a perennial.
Thai basil oriental basil asian basil licorice basil ocimum basilicum var. Also referred to as sweet thai thai basil plants grow to a height of between 12 to 18 inches 30 46 cm with leaves 1 to 2 inches 2 5 to 5 cm long on purple stems with purple flowers. Prefers tropical sub tropical and warm temperate climates but can be grown during the warmer months in arid semi arid and cold temperate climates when frost is unlikely.
All the winter with some care. Grow at least 3 basil plants to enjoy a continuous harvest. As with many other herbs basil is a true sun lover give it four hours of light each day and it will thrive.
Basil has a lower germination rate than many seeds so plant four to six seeds per pot. Plant in a soil enriched with compost and decomposed manure. How to take care of an indoor basil plant.
Basil is a popular fragrant herb with a variety of culinary uses. Ocimum basilicum commonly called basil grows as an annual that is used in cuisines all around the world. In this section i ll discuss all the factors that play an important role in the survival and development of thai basil inside so that you will be fully prepared to care for the plant.
Protect basil plants from wind and sun for the first several days. There are actually over 100 varieties of basil that all have slightly different tastes from italian sweet basil to thai spicy basil. Basil care after season.
Water containers when the potting soil is dry to the touch. In cold climates you can grow basil this way till november and beyond. Alternatively basil does exceptionally well under lights also and with a regular compact fluorescent bulb you can grow enough basil to keep your kitchen stocked all year round.
Thai basil is native to tropical regions but prefers a well drained potting mix. Caring for your thai basil plants. To get a jump on the season start basil seeds indoors three to four weeks before planting time.
Thai basil plants are fairly low maintenance when grown indoors.