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crochetkim's Basil, purple x 1 Harvesting

Plant: Basil (Ocimum basilicum) | Variety: Purple Dark Opal

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Very late in the season, but I’m still in the experimental stages of my gardening. I’m mostly just curious.

ETA: Very happy with this basil. Doesn’t seem to matter that it was planted late in the season. I can plant basil over and over. It takes about 2 months to harvest and I could have 3 or 4 full harvests during April to November. These are now finished and the planters are ready for next year.

Oh, and the basil is delicious! Highly recommend this one. Such a pretty purple and it has pink flowers. I made spinach basil rice frequently during the summer and I have chopped purple basil in the freezer as well.


Planting Data

crochetkim's Basil, purple Care Instructions

Try for a seed spacing of at approx. 0.5 inches (1.27 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.12 inches (0.3 cm) if planning to sow direct.

Basil 'Purple Dark Opal' 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.

Basil 'Purple Dark Opal' likes a position of full sun light, which is a perfect fit for your garden.

Remember to water moderately.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (7b) is within the ideal range for Basil 'Purple Dark Opal'. The recommended range is between Zone 4 and 10.

Basil 'Purple Dark Opal' requires a soil ph of 5.5 - 7.0 meaning it does best in acidic to neutral soil.

More information about Basil, purple is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Basil, purple Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.


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