- There are over 160 varieties of Basil.
- Basil is native to India, where it is used as a spice and medicine.
- The aroma from Basil helps to repel mosquitoes.
Basil is another easy growing herb with many different varieties and culinary uses. Toss it with a pasta, make a pesto or create a delicious bruschetta! It’s a fast grower and does well in full sun. Keep this herb on the drier side, it doesn’t like to be kept wet.
Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 12 to 24 in
Sprout time: Summer
When to plant: After danger of frost
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