Basil cultivation

(Ocimum basilicum)

HOW TO GROW BASIL

Annual herb up to 1 m. Erect stems, round below, squared above.

Ovate or lanceolate leaves, opposite till 5 cm long, long petiolated, darker above.

Very odorous flowers grouped in spikes, loose verticils with 6 flowers each. Calyx with 6 lobes, edge-ciliated. White or pink corolla, stamens white. Upper lip with 4 lobes, lower one undivided.

It flowers from spring to summer

Keep humidity constant. Place the pot on a container with water.

Use indoor. Sow your seeds when frost are over. It needs a warm climate.

basil

Place in full sun
Propagate from seeds in Spring.
Garden compost, with a ph about 6, well drained. Use liquid fertilizer.
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