'Green Ruffles' Basil
Asia & Europe
Green Ruffles' Basil is a tender low-growing herb that is grown as a perennial in warm, tropical climates. This is the traditional large-leaf variety that's tender, aromatic, and mild-flavored. Great for fresh use and drying. Preferred culinary variety..
Growing basil is easy. Give it plenty of sun, moderately good soil and regular water, and as long as it™s warm, basil thrives. It needs good drainage and abundant organic matter to thrive.
Basil growing indoors requires at least six hours of sunlight. Basil plants should be placed in a sunny window, preferably facing south. Otherwise, these potted plants may need to be grown under fluorescent lights.
The plant is not tolerant of water stress, make sure pots provide adequate drainage. While the soil should be kept somewhat moist, it should never be soggy; otherwise, the roots will be prone to rotting.
Containers, Ornamental Edibles, Small Gardens
While sowing seeds make sure the soil is damp and not wet. Water the seeds as the soil starts to dry. It should always be moist, but never wet or muddy. Do not water the seeds if the soil is already moist to the touch, as overwatering your plant can be just as harmful as underwatering.
Keep the seedling tray in bright filtered light to begin with. Slowly introduce the plant to morning sun and bring it back in before the afternoon sun sets in. In a weeks time you can put it in direct sunlight.
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