Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Herbs and other Garden topics.

Is basil difficult to grow?


Sweet basil, also known as ocimum basilicum, is a fine addition for any herb garden.

Basil's blue green, feathery foliage grows two to four feet tall. The plants produce tiny yellow flowers. Both the leaves and seeds of basil can be used in cooking many of your favorite recipes.

Planting this herb is easy. Basil can be started from seed between April and July and should be planted in a well-drained, sunny area. It is best to thin the seedlings to eight to ten inches apart.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Garden Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Sheri Ann Richerson
Buy My Book