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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.

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

Sow in the growing position, 5mm deep, spaced 30cm apart. Keep moist. Seeds can be sown year-round in pots. Basil thrives best in a sheltered position with well-drained soil. Staking the plants with bamboo prevents them collapsing in adverse weather. Pick the leaves as needed and remove flower heads to keep the plants producing vigorous leaves.

Watering needs

Keep soil moist.

Pruning Advice

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