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Basil "Cinnamon"     

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?

This planting has been archived (Other).

Sown from my Basil "Cinnamon" Seeds.

Latest Milestone Reviewed

Quantity: 12

Plant Basil Ocimum basilicum 8049
Variety Cinnamon 357


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 60.0 cm (that's 1.95 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.

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.

Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived


  • 11 Feb 2012

    Reviewed day 265

    Never germinated.

    0 stars

  • 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


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