It’s been around for centuries, but it’s hard to imagine a more important plant than the flowering basil.
If you’re a gardener, you’ve probably noticed the flowering varieties growing up around your garden.
If the blooms are lovely, you’ll find a variety called ‘green basil’, which is an evergreen perennial herb that’s a perfect choice for the container.
But if you’re looking for a new grow, basil can be a tough sell.
Growing basil is a lot of work and requires a lot more space than many garden plants do, so it’s easy to see why it’s difficult to find basil in a home garden.
But it’s also one of the easiest plants to grow.
Growing a basil plant in a garden container will save you lots of time, money and hassle.
There are a few things to remember when growing basil in your garden, so here’s what you need to know.
Basil is a ‘big plant’ The word ‘big’ can be misleading because basil has a lot in common with the tall shrubs, trees and bushes that are commonly grown in garden plots.
A few of the common names for basil include ‘fiddlehead’, ‘fern’ and ‘fir’.
But basil is not just a tall shrub, and it’s not a big plant.
Basil grows to an astonishing size in just a few weeks.
If it’s planted on the ground it’ll be up to four metres tall by a few metres wide.
Basil has a ‘pancake’ shape This is a plant that’s extremely easy to grow because it’s so versatile.
Basil flowers in a variety of shapes and colours, but the most common are those with a single spike that resembles a flower.
It also blooms in a single flower and it doesn’t require much water.
But don’t confuse this flower with a plant called ‘crown of thorns’.
This type of basil is often mistaken for a crown of thistles and is often referred to as ‘cumberstal’.
Basil can be grown in a lot fewer pots than other plants.
You’ll need to use a few pots, which can vary from a few litres to more than three tonnes.
If that’s too much for you, try using a small container that can hold about 20 litres.
Basil will grow in a wide variety of containers If you want to grow a plant in an extremely wide variety, try growing it in a small pot, such as a tea kettle or the side of a compost bin.
This will help ensure the plant will have enough room to thrive and be safe from frost.
Basil prefers a sunny location If you grow basil outdoors, it’s best to keep it as close to the sun as possible.
It can tolerate high temperatures but you’ll need good drainage to keep the plant dry.
Basil plants can tolerate a lot less sunlight than other flowering plants.
This means you can grow basil in the shade of a tree or a bush.
Basil does not need a lot to grow in shade, so if you want a plant to grow outdoors you’ll only need to keep its shade level to around 3-4% and keep its soil pH to around 5.5-6.5.
It will grow outdoors if you keep your soil pH above 5.6.
Basil likes a temperature range of around 40 to 55°C, which is just right for most plants.
It’s not necessary to grow it indoors, as a few other plants can grow well in indoor conditions.
Basil needs to be watered regularly If you are growing basil outdoors you will need to water it regularly, but you don’t need to constantly water it.
If your soil is too dry and your soil isn’t warm enough to encourage the growth of the plant, you can water it at night.
The plant will take up to two weeks to grow normally in a pot.
Basil doesn’t need a water-sucking container.
Although it likes to be near the sun, basil will tolerate a temperature of around 30°C if you provide it with a cool, moist environment.
If in doubt, it’ll take a while to grow if you don.
Basil tends to prefer to grow alone and don’t like to be crowded.
It likes to grow near its own food source, which makes it difficult to spread around a lot.
It won’t thrive if you try to spread basil around by placing it in containers or in a bin.
You will have to water the basil as it grows.
Basil won’t grow in pots that are too large for it.
Basil only needs a small amount of space in order to grow successfully, so you’ll have to keep your container size small if you grow it in the same pot as a flower pot.
Basil requires a minimum of six months to mature.
It takes time to develop a basil seedling, so the first few