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Bonnie Plants Purple Basil 25 oz.

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Bonnie Plants Purple Basil has a beautiful, coppery glow & slight licorice-like, slightly spicy flavor. Use in salads or preserved in oils and vinegars.  A pot of purple basil provides surprisingly, striking color in the garden.

  • Type warm season annual
  • Planting time after last spring frost
  • Features purple-bronze leaves, slight licorice taste
  • Light Full sun
  • Soil Fertile, well-drained but moist
  • Spacing 15 to 18 inches apart
  • Plant size 24 to 30 inches tall, 16 inches wide
  • Garden use Containers, herb beds, flower beds
  • Culinary use Italian and Asian dishes

A woody, branching plant, basil is a warm-weather annual that grows very fast in 80- to 90-degree weather. When growing basil, note that two or three plants will yield plenty of fresh leaves for a family of four — unless you plan to make pesto. (To make and freeze a winter’s supply of pesto, plant a dozen or more.) Many gardeners mix various types of basil in their flower beds, where it is ready for a quick harvest anytime. It is also great for containers.

Quick Guide to Growing Basil

  • Plant basil 2 weeks after the last spring frost. This flavorful herb is perfect for raised garden beds, containers, and in-ground gardens.
  • Space basil according to label recommendations, usually 12 to 18 inches apart. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Consider a premium bagged potting mix for growing in containers.
  • Give your garden a great foundation by mixing in several inches of aged compost or other rich organic matter into your native soil.
  • Basil thrives in moist soil, so check moisture levels often and water deeply once the top inch becomes dry.
  • As basil plants grow to 4 to 6 inches tall, pinch off the topmost branches to promote more side shoots and a taller plant overall. Be sure to pinch off blooms to prevent your plant from going to seed.
  • Encourage excellent leaf production by keeping basil fed with a water-soluble plant food.
  • Once basil grows to 6 to 8 inches, harvest leaves anytime by pinching them off.