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Basil (Ocinum basilicum)
Basil is a herb and is an annual of the lamiaceae family
ROTATIONIt is grown in the leaf vegetable bed.
CULTIVATIONSow 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 PLANTSBasil appreciates being planted near tomatoes.
DISEASES AND PARASITESBlight wipes out the young plants.
This plant above all dislikes the cold.
ADVICEBasil can also be grown in pots and containers.