Thai Basil

​九層塔

(Ocimum basilicum)

Growing Facts

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Year-round growing season

At least 6 hours daily under full sun

Basil is a heat-loving plant

Moderate amount of water

Basil likes evenly moist soil

 

Plant it in a planter that is at least 2 gallons big and at least 8-10 inches deep

Plant the seeds about 1/4 inch deep and space it 10-12 inches apart

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Fun Facts
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Tomatoes make great neighbors for Basils in the garden
Fresh Thai Basil can be made as a herb butter, pesto, seasoning oil, etc.
Thai basil seeds produce a layer of gelatine after absorbing water. It's often used in drinks
In Chinese medicine, it can soothe eczema, improve digestions, and prevent infections