Does basil require acidic or alkaline soil
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.
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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.