Sacred Basil

$3.48

Sacred Basil, or Green Holy Basil, also known as Rama Tulsi, is a respected medicinal herb, of the Indian subcontinent. Hindus grow Tulsi as a religious plant in their homes and temples and use its leaves in routine worship. In cooking, holy basil is often added to stir-fry dishes and spicy soups because of its peppery taste.

Available only as seed.

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10 in stock

Description

Botanical name
Ocimum tenuiflorum

Family
Lamiaceae

Spacing
Leave 50 cm (20″) between plants in the garden

Depth
1 cm (½”)

Requirements
Full sun, but can tolerate partial shade. Loamy, fertile, well-drained soil. pH 6-7.5

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 5-10 days

Pests
Generally pest and disease free

Timing
Sow from mid-April to mid-May for transplanting to the garden in June, or direct sow in late-May or early June, once the soil has warmed up.

Growing
Once plants are 15 cm (6″) tall, pinch out the growing tips to encourage really bushy growth prior to harvest. Watch for signs of flower buds forming in mid-summer, and pinch these off to promote more foliage.

Harvest
July to September

Season
Warm, Annual