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Basil, 'purple dark opal'   

Couple seeds sown in a seed starter (cowpot) with Claire and labeling help from Chris for SFG

This planting is in the 2019 Square Foot Garden (SFG) & Patio garden .

Latest Milestone Sown

Quantity: 1

Plant Basil Ocimum basilicum 8091


Care Instructions

Ensure a rough distance of 0.5 inches (1.27 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.12 inches (0.3 cm) when sowing directly.

Purple Dark Opal normally grows to a max height of 1.46 feet (that's 45.0 cm metric) 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 (6a) 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 dark opal' is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Basil, 'purple dark opal' Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived


  • 22 Mar 2019

    Sown day 0


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