Mr Fothergill's Basil Thai
Ocimum basilicum - Basil Thai
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Grow your own fresh and fragrant Thai basil at home, and enjoy full flavoured dishes every day. These seeds produce a delicious herb with purple green leaves, that can be easily grown in pots or as a decoration for garden edges. This plant is easy to grow, and popular in many Asian dishes for its mild liquorice or aniseed smell and flavour. Plant your seeds in well cultivated, soil in warm conditions and full sun to benefit from a bountiful garden.

Growth Height — 40cm
Flower Colour — Purple
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Sow indoors from mid Winter or directly in the garden after danger of frost has passed, and again after Summer heat has eased. Prefers cooler growing conditions. Sow seed 5mm (¼”) deep into well prepared soil. Water regularly and apply liquid fertiliser every two weeks to promote quick growth. Seedlings emerge 7-10 days.

Watering needs

Keep soil moist.

Pruning Advice

Pick the leaves as needed and remove flower heads and keep the plant producing vigorous leaves.