Basil is a variation of its actual botanical name ocimum basilium. Grows to 18 inches tall and matures in 60 90 days.
Basil plants need a steady supply of plant food to work in tandem with high quality soil to fuel leaf production.
Basi co plant food. Starting about a month after planting feed both your plants and the soil with miracle gro performance organics edibles plant nutrition following the directions on the label. Basil is an annual plant that is easy to grow from seed but is very sensitive to cold. There are significant botanical differences in various types of basil plants.
Basil forms an intrinsic part of various curries and stews. Apr 17 2020 explore korey brooks s board basil plant on pinterest. To feed in ground basil using a dry fertilizer sprinkle the fertilizer lightly on the soil around the plants then scratch the granules into the soil with a spade or garden fork.
If you do rinse it immediately to prevent burning. Basil is a warm weather fragrant herb that tastes great in many dishes including the beloved homemade pesto. The plant features narrow elongated leaves and lemon scented white flowers.
The many varied species of basil include. Lemon basil is an old fashioned heirloom variety that has an intense lemon flavor that goes nicely with fish or chicken. Here s how to make more basil plants for pennies and guarantee a good supply of basil all season long.
The herbs won t grow the lush tender foliage they re. All you need is one starter plant water and a sunny window sill. There are texts and other evidence that basil has been cultivated for 5000 years and may have originated in the hunan region of china.
Plant seeds or transplants after all danger of frost has passed and soil is warm and it will yield an abundant harvest within weeks. Basil is a delicious culinary herb that belongs to the mint lavender and sage family. Keep harvesting the leaves to keep the plant going strong.
When it comes to deciding how much plant food to give annual basil plants ocimum basilicum treading the middle ground is your best bet. Be careful not to get the dry fertilizer on the leaves. The plant grows well in warm climates and is widely used.
See more ideas about cooking recipes food recipes. A versatile and widely used aromatic herb. Basil seeds are very easy to germinate but they are so tiny which makes the seedlings very fiddly to handle.