BASIL, Thai

Thai Basil (Bai Horapa) has small, long and narrow green leaves and purple stems. The subtle clove or licorice (anise) flavour adds an aromatic Thai flavour to any Asian dish. The edible purple flowers may be pinched to promote more leaves for harvesting. Thai Basil can be grown in a container or garden beds.

Maturity60 days
Height12 - 18" (30 - 45 cm)
Spacing6 - 8" (15 - 20 cm)
LightFull Sun
SoilRich, organic and well draining
pH Range6.0 to 7.0
WateringKeep soil moist not wet; overwatering will encourage root diseases
FertilizingBalanced fertilizer at time of planting; side-dress to encourage continued growth
Nutrients RequiredNitrogen = high, Phosphorus = moderate, Potassium = moderate

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