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MattMiddleton's 'Dark Opal' Basil 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 is known for growing to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (1.46 feet) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.
Basil 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 (6) is within the ideal range for Basil. The recommended range is between Zone 4 and 10.
Basil requires a soil ph of 6.0 - 7.5 meaning it does best in acidic to alkaline soil.
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.