This is another experimental planting. The sweet basil I sowed indoors weeks ago is developing very slowly. Now that the beds are warm, I’m wondering if direct sowing will go any faster. Of course, I’m comparing apples to oranges, or rather Cinnamon basil to Sweet. But there’s room in the bed … so why not?
KathN's Basil "Cinnamon" Care Instructions
If you would like to sow this plant directly, try 0.12 inches (0.3 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 0.5 inches (1.27 cm).
Basil 'Cinnamon' normally grows to a mature height of 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet imperial) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.
Your garden has partial sun light - try to position in a full sun location instead.
Remember to water moderately.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (7b) is within the ideal range for Basil 'Cinnamon'. The recommended range is between Zone 4 and 10.
A soil ph of between 6.0 and 7.5 is ideal for Basil 'Cinnamon' as it does best in acidic to alkaline soil so test your soil acidity often.
Basil 'Cinnamon' tends to be susceptible to Black Spot so keep a note of any developing symptoms.
More information about Basil "Cinnamon" is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Basil "Cinnamon" Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.
11 Feb 2012
Reviewed day 265
27 Jul 2011
Growing day 66
Another plant that is growing after a scatter-sowing of seeds.
03 Jul 2011
Showing True Leaves day 42
I’m surprised any of these came up, to tell the truth. I free sowed them in with the peppers in the empty space, and voila!
14 Jun 2011
Sprouting day 23
It’s hard to tell if these are basil, or a weed … but I’m running with the hope that it’s my basil.
22 May 2011
Sown day 0