Ocimum basilicum

Sweet Basil and Thai Basil

 

Organic Sweet Basil Plants in three inch pots

The trays to the left are crowded with three-inch pots ready for shipping. Basils make superb container plants and need about two gallons of soil per season. Basils grown in containers should be fertilized with an organic fertilizer often.

Allowing enough space for each plant and fertilizing regularly will provide the optimum amount of growth. Flowers should be kept cut back. If you have a long growing season, consider a second start of basil about six weeks after your first crop goes in.

It takes a lot of Sweet Basil to make our favorite pesto, but it is definitely worth it!

Thai Basil Plant ready to bloom

Try Thai Basil, pictured to the left, for that distinctive anise taste found in many Southeast Asian dishes. Thai Basil with its slick green leaves and ruby colored blooms is a beautiful plant and can also be grown in a container.

For more on growing, harvesting and using Basil, be sure to read our newsletter BASIL: The Crowning Jewel of Summer.

For more fun and recipes using basil, visit our Basil pinterest page.

Cultural Information

Height: 2 Feet   

Hardiness: Tender Annual

Flower Color: White 

Characteristics: Full Sun

Uses: Culinary, Fragrant

Choose a Basil $3.45

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