Grew this sucessfully in 2008 and 2009.
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wiltjen's Dark Opal Basil Care Instructions
If sowing directly, sow at a depth of approx. 0.12 inches (0.3 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 0.5 inches (1.27 cm) between Basil plants.
Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Basil 'Dark Opal' is known for growing to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial).
Your garden has partial sun light - Basil 'Dark Opal' should be planted in a location that enjoys full sun.
Remember to water moderately.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (5b) is within the ideal range for Basil 'Dark Opal'. The recommended range is between Zone 4 and 11.
Basil 'Dark Opal' ideally needs a soil ph of 6.0 to 7.5 (acidic to alkaline soil), so check your soil acidity regularily.
More information about Dark Opal Basil is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Dark Opal Basil Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.