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Delicious in salads, dressings and infused in boiling water as a tissane. More of us should grow this for summer harvest and with stem ends seared for 10 seconds, it makes a lovely foliage filler for the vase.

Genus Ocimum
Group citriodorum
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Indonesian Kemangie
Border Position Container, Indoor
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow seed on the surface of free draining seed compost. Cover with a light sprinkling of vermiculite or compost. Pot on and harden off before planting out.
Care Tips Easy to grow. Prefers a well-drained sandy soil and sunny position. Water moderately at root level, avoid splashing leaves.
Flowering Pinch out flowers as soon as they appear
Vase Life Sear stem ends in boiling water for 10 seconds.
Harvesting 12 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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