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When is the best time to plant Basil?

Ocimum basilicum

Basil is a tender plant, so please ensure you wait until all danger of frost has past in your area before planting out.

You should look to sow Basil 20 days before your last frost date.

When to plant Basil in the northern hemisphere*

The most popular months to sow Basil are Mar, Apr and May.

The most popular months to plant out Basil outside are May, Apr and Jun.

  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • Jun
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  • Sep
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  • Dec

* This planting schedule has been generated directly from our members observations whilst growing Basil. Help us make this more accurate by logging your observations too!

When to plant Basil in the southern hemisphere*

The most popular months to sow Basil are Sep, Oct and Aug.

The most popular months to plant out Basil are Oct, Dec and Nov.

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
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  • Mar
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  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

* This planting schedule has been generated directly from our members observations whilst growing Basil. Help us make this more accurate by logging your observations too!