I always grow basil in summer.
This is the main variety I grow because it is so versatile, produces lots of leaves and makes great pesto.
I now save my own seed and grow our supply from that.
I have basil growing in pots in the glasshouse and on our back steps, and when the weather is reliably warm I plant lots out in the garden.
HesterB's Basil Genovese Care Instructions
If sowing directly, aim to sow 0.12 inches (0.3 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 0.5 inches (1.27 cm).
Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Basil 'Genovese' 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 - try to position in a full sun location instead.
Your garden has combination soil: try to position in a loam soil for the best result.
Remember to water moderately.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (9b) is within the ideal range for Basil 'Genovese'. The recommended range is between Zone 4 and 10.
A soil ph of between 6.0 and 7.5 is ideal for Basil 'Genovese' as it does best in acidic to alkaline soil so test your soil acidity often.
More information about Basil Genovese is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Basil Genovese Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.