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How do I keep my sweet basil plant healthy?
Last Updated: 15th April, 2020
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Beside this, how do you take care of a sweet basil plant?
How to Cultivate Basil
- Soil: Basil does its best in well-drained, moist soil with a neutral pH.
- Sun: Basil grows well in warm environments that receive about six hours of sun each day.
- Water: Give basil water when the soil is dry to the touch, doing your best to water the plant at its base and not all over its leaves.
Secondly, is there a difference between Basil and Sweet Basil? There are many varieties of basil, sweet basil (common basil) (Ocimum basilicum) has dark green leaves is the most common. It has a spicy aroma with a sweet clove-like taste. (Dried basil (and most dried herbs) are very different in aroma and flavor then the fresh leaves.)
Likewise, people ask, how do you pick basil without killing the plant?
Remove a few leaves from each section of the plant without cutting off any stems. Even this very light harvesting will encourage your basil plant to grow fuller. Pinch off basil leaves at the stem. When picking basil leaves, be gentle to avoid tearing them or damaging the stems they are attached to.
How long does a basil plant live for?
Under perfect conditions, Basil plants can grow for up to 6 months in the ground, and up to four months in a pot.