Holy basil is an aromatic perennial plant. In Southeast Asia is it widely cultivated for traditional medicine purposes such as herbal teas in Ayurveda.
Appearance: Fragile green leaves
Latin Name: Ocimum tenuiflorum
Name: Holy Green Basil
Quantity: 400 seeds
Plant size: Height 60cm, width 60cm
Container size: Height 20cm, width 20cm
Sowing: Indoor February-March, Outdoors April-May
Timing: Germination 7-14 days, harvesting 40-60 days
Spacing: When sowing 2-3cm, when transplanting 5-10cm
Growing: Full sun, regular but not overdone watering, well-drained, light, and moist soil, light feeder for feeding
Caring: Tulsi plants are sensitive to frost; it can be grown in temperature climates as long as you wait until the frost has passed.
Supporting: Pollinators attracts bees and butterflies
Pests: Caterpillars and aphids attack it
Harvesting: Harvest the plants leaves regularly, in small amounts. Pinch leaves gently as they can bruise which can lead to damaging the taste or scent.
Medicinal: Teas bring clarity and beat stress. The act of drinking itself can be as calming as yoga.
Eating: Can be used in Thai cuisine. Holy basil has the nickname ‘hot basil’
Companion plant: Coriander, mint, oregano, thyme, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants
All seeds come in robust packaging with seeding/growing instructions.