Basil Plants

Does Basil Require Acidic or Alkaline Soil

TSUGB added on July 8, 2012 | Answered

I planted my basil in highly acidic soil and it is not tender and is bitter. I was wondering if the soil is my problem.

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 9, 2012

Basil prefers a soil pH of 5.5 to 6.5. It sounds like your basil may have gone to seed. When a basil plant flowers, the leaves become bitter. It is important to the flavor to remove flowers as soon as you see them.

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Basil Plants

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.