Basil Plants
Q.

Does basil require acidic or alkaline soil

Zone michigan | 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.

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Nikki
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.

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

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

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

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Basil Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More