Growing purple and green basil, as well as a number of other green and yellow varieties, can be challenging for many gardeners.
This article explores the growing conditions and challenges of growing purple and yellow basil and the associated issues that need to be addressed to maximize the benefits of growing both varieties.
While there are many benefits to growing purple basil, purple basil is more prone to rot, which can lead to pest problems, and has a longer growing season.
These issues also contribute to the need for additional soil amendments and water.
Purple basil has a green-tinged texture that tends to have a richer, more vibrant green color than yellow basil, which has a yellow-tinging texture.
The green-yellow basil has been shown to be a good alternative to green and white varieties when it comes to growing.
Purple basil is not as healthy as other types of basil, however, and its flavor can be harsh and unpleasant.
The flavor is similar to a green tea and can be a bit bitter, making it difficult to enjoy.
The basil can also become very acidic, causing the plants to get a nasty taste in their mouth.
These flavors can be especially noticeable if the basil is used in combination with tomatoes or onions.
The best thing to do to avoid the bad flavors is to choose basil that is growing well and is not too acidic, and use a variety that is tolerant of acidic soils and is resistant to some types of diseases.
If the purple basil you buy is not growing well, it is important to determine whether there are any problems with the plants that have occurred.
If there are, it may be best to replace the basil with another variety.
If the basil that you are growing is not green or yellow, or if you suspect the basil has suffered a pest problem, it can be difficult to know if the problem is related to the basil.
You can check the soil condition by measuring the pH level of the soil.
This is important because the pH levels of soil can indicate if the soil is alkaline or acidic.
If your soil pH is too low, the soil can be considered too acidic.
If you have a problem with the color or texture of the basil, try changing the soil conditions.
If it is growing in a particular way that is difficult to control, you can try using a different variety, like a red or purple basil.
If you do not know if your basil is growing properly, it would be best if you were to find a professional that can help you determine the best way to grow the basil and what type of soil conditions will help to prevent problems with growing the basil for the long-term.
This article was written by Jessica Ziemann for Medical News Daily.
Jessica Zemann is a certified herbalist and herbalist-in-training.