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Small-leaved, strong-flavoured basil which is easy to train to look brilliant in containers.

Genus Ocimum
Group/Species O. minimum
Variety Greek
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Greek Basil
Border Position Front
Soil Type Fertile
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow from February under cover, or plant out from June when nights are warm. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside.
Care Tips Requires plenty of water. Pinch out growing tips so plants bulk out. This grows well in a container pot.
Flowering June - September
Storing Freezes well - or make pesto to keep in the fridge
Harvesting July - October. 6-8 weeks from sowing. Remove individual leaves or stems, don't cut the plant to the ground. Remove flowers as they appear. 3-4 months in the summer and early autumn.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
Basil ice cream (or frozen yoghurt) recipe

I know it sounds odd, but this is one of my favourite ever ice creams.

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