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Basil (Ocinum basilicum)

Basil is a herb and is an annual of the lamiaceae family

basil

ROTATION

It is grown in the leaf vegetable bed.

CULTIVATION

Sow the seeds in March and April during a waning crescent moon.
Transplant in a cold frame to put in place during May and June. 

NEIGHBOURING PLANTS

Basil appreciates being planted near tomatoes.

DISEASES AND PARASITES

Blight wipes out the young plants.
This plant above all dislikes the cold.

ADVICE

Basil can also be grown in pots and containers.