Thai basil - Plant
Common name: Basil, Sweet basil, Ram Tulsi
Bloom time: June to frost
Height: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
If you make a mistake, cut the stem all the way back to the next set of leaves. Unless, you are growing Thai basil as an ornamental, cut the flower off several days before harvest so the plant can focus all its energy on the leaves. When you harvest your growing Thai basil plant, take it down to about 6 inches.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 75 F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- If you make a mistake, cut the stem all the way back to the next set of leaves.
- Unless, you are growing Thai basil as an ornamental, cut the flower off several days before harvest so the plant can focus all its energy on the leaves.
- When you harvest your growing Thai basil plant, take it down to about 6 inches.
As a seasoning herb in many vegetable and meat dishes, or as a key ingredient of pesto and other condiments.
- Thai basil is usually used fresh, preferably soon after harvesting, but you can also chop it up or run it through a food processor and freeze in ice cube trays.
- Once frozen, remove from the tray and store in resealable bags in the freezer for up to two months.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
- Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.
Basil may be skeletonized by Japanese beetles. To control, remove beetles by hand.
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