Bush basil (Ocimum minimum)
O. minimum ~ O. minimum is an aromatic herb with small, pointed, bright green, delicate leaves, with a scent of cloves, and spikes of small, tubular white or pink-tinged flowers in late summer.
Plant as an annual in light, well-drained, fertile soil in a sheltered position in full sun. Ideally grown in a container or pot . Water freely in summer.
Add to salads, City, Containers, Drying, Flavouring food and drinks, Foliage only
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)
Pinch out flower heads as they appear to ensure continued leaf growth. If left to flower, cut back after flowering.
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