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How do I care for my basil plant in the winter?
Last Updated: 29th February, 2020
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Herein, can basil survive winter indoors?
Overwintering Your Basil When winter approaches, you can dig up basil plants to overwinter them indoors. Choose plants with green and healthy-looking stems and leaves. Although basil plants grow slowly in the winter, they can remain healthy and green, and some plants may survive to move back outdoors in spring.
Additionally, does basil grow back after winter? In most circumstances, it does not grow back after a year. Perennial herbs return after a year; annuals take a little extra work. In frost-free locations, this plant can perform as a short-lived perennial. Basil may survive for two years before replanting in warm climates.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what is the lowest temperature basil plants can tolerate?
Basil grows best when daytime temperatures are consistently above 70 degrees Fahrenheit and night temperatures stay about 50 F, but it can survive and tolerate lower temperatures if there is no frost.
How do you keep basil plant all year?
- Plant with seeds or a starter plant.
- Well-drained soil is good soil for basil.
- Keep the temperature fairly warm with lots of sunlight (at least six hours a day).
- Fertilize the soil about once a month if you're growing it indoors.
- Water often in hot weather.
- Prune it!
- Keep insects away.