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Basil

September tip: It’s harvest time. Pick sprigs of leaves for use in cooking. The more you pick, the more grows back. Check out our herb guide for more

Basil
Latin name
Ocimum basilicum
Type
Tender annual herb
Final height
0.3m
Final width
0.3m
Situation
Full sun
Flowering months
Summer (pink / white)
Can it be multiplied
By seed (spring/summer)
Edible
Yes
Toxic
None reported
Bee friendly
No
Plant care tip
Pinch out flowerheads as they appear and cut back after flowering