Basil ‘Greek’

Greek Basil is a Fine-leaved miniature. This basil has the smallest leaves, tiny replica of the bush basil leaves but despite their size they have a good flavor. Greek Basil is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow – great for beginner gardeners! It is a herb that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Normally growing to a mature height of 30 cm. This plant tends to bloom in mid summer, followed by first harvests in late summer. Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Although great for pots, basil can be planted in the ground also. The size of the leaves on a basil plant will help determine the position you should give it in the garden, the larger the leaf the more shade they will tolerate.Greek Basil has has very small leaves, so it’s perfect for a sunny position. Greek Basil is an annual and is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. Also as frost will kill basil, remember to harvest the plants before first frost in April or May. Basil leaves can be frozen or dried to preserve them. Or another way is to dress them in olive oil to keep the flavour and colour and stop them becoming black and bitter.

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