Tried & True Thai Basil

Thai Basil (Bai Horapa) has small, long, and narrow green leaves and purple stems. The peppery and subtle clove or licorice (anise) flavour adds an aromatic Thai flavour to any Asian dish. This spicy yet sweet herb is wonderful in meat and rice dishes, stir-fries, sauces and salads. Encourage bushiness by pinching and snipping throughout the summer. The edible purple flowers may be pinched to promote more leaves for harvesting. Thai Basil can be grown in containers 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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