Mediterranean basil is easily available and I have successfully grown it many times; however, my enquiry is twofold regarding ‘Holy basil’. I first came across this herb whilst in Thailand. It is has an unusual flavour that cannot be replicated. Like so many Thai ingredients, it is readily available there as it grows in the wild under many different conditions–wet/dry/hot/humid. The closest I have come to trying anything similar was a ‘lemon flavour’ variety of basil, which unfortunately did not germinate. I was very disappointed; however, before I try this variety again, is it possible to locate and purchase the seed of the Holy basil plant here in the UK?
Have new Basil (still in store pots) that have been on my patio for about two weeks here in Memphis, TN. When I started to plant in larger pot today, I noticed many leaves partially eaten. What might I do to rid the pest and still eat the Basil in the future?
How do you know when Sweet Basil is ready to be harvested?
I am growing basil and a small green caterpillar eats the leaves up. They are very small and hard to find. I don’t want to spray, any suggestions?
My basil plant leaves are curling. What am I doing wrong? I bought two nice looking plants and we have frequently been using the leaves. Pinching the stem off with leaves, just above other leaves. I don’t keep them saturated, but moist soil. The plants are in a good sunlight location.
How can I get rid of holes in basil leaf without using pesticides?
My young basil plants are being eaten by something. I assume it is an insect because of the holes in the leaves. What can I do to prevent this?
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