Basil Growing Guide

Basil

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Rich soil.

Position

Sunny, sheltered position.

Frost tolerant

No.

Feeding

Not usually required.

Companions

Tomato, Capsicum and Apricot.

Spacing

Single Plants: 20cm (7") each way (minimum)
Rows: 15cm (5") with 25cm (9") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow directly into soil in early summer or under cover in pots.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Plants raised in a greenhouse or under cover will have softer leaves. Pinch off flower buds as they appear to keep the plant productive.

Harvesting

Harvest leaves a few at a time to keep the plant cropping.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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