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Thai (Ocimum Basilicum 'Thai')

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Thai (Ocimum Basilicum 'Thai')

Description (half hardy Annual)

Easy to grow (on your windowsill) Thai Basil has small darker green leaves than the sweet variety, but on red stems with pink/purple flowers. With an anise/liquorice flavour.


March to August


Pick the leaves once the plant is 10cm or larger. Pick regularly to promote new growth.

Growing Instructions

Plant as a bunch 20cm apart in well-drained soil preferably in full sun on your windowsill/conservatory or in a sunny warm position in your garden. Basil love warmer climates, and will start to look terrible or even die if left too cold, Keep well watered until established and in dry weather. They are very fussy about being soggy though, so be careful.