Belonging to the Ocimum genus (Ocimum basilicum 'Bush'), Bush is a variety of Basil.
Good for windowsill growing or in pots.Bush grows as an Annual and is a Herb. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Bush is known for growing with a forb-like habit to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial).
India is believed to be where Bush originates from.
Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Bush Basil is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.
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How to grow Basil 'Bush'
Pinch terminal shoots to encourage branching.
Harvest leaves before flowering occurs, or they will be bitter.
Growing Bush from seed
Cover with finely sieved compost.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). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 10°C / 50°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Bush about 20 days before your last frost date.
Plant out when frost risk has passed.As Bush is half hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.
By our calculations, you should look at planting out Bush about 21 days after your last frost date.
Basil 'Bush' information
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The word basil means “king” in Greek – it is believed to have grown above the spot where St. Constantine and Helen discovered the Holy Cross.
Jewish folklore says that basil adds strength while fasting.
Popular varieties of Basil
- Italian Large Leaf
- Dark Opal
- Red Rubin
- Purple Ruffles
- Purple Dark Opal
View the complete variety list for Basil »
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