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Shrubs Ericaceae Alpines Herbs
Name Ocimum basilicum
Family Lamiaceae
 Life cycle Annual/Perennial
Height - Spread 30-40 cm
Hardiness Tender
Soil We grow basil in pots in the summer months, Kitchen & greenhouse
Position Sun, sheltered.
Propagation Cuttings
Range South East Asia
We wash & freeze the leaves to last us the winter. Retaining rooted cuttings in heated propagator in winter. For pesto, soups stews, salads & pasta dishes.

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