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Holy Basil care instructions

Ocimum sanctum

All care instructions and information about Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) have been provided by real gardeners.

Lifecycle Is Holy Basil annual or perennial?
Annual
Growing Difficulty How hard is it to grow Holy Basil?
Easy 2/5
Growth Habit What shape or habit does Holy Basil grow into?
Forb
Hardiness How frost hardy is Holy Basil?
Tender
Country of Origin Where did Holy Basil come from?
India
Mature Height How tall does Holy Basil grow?
60.0 cm / 1.95 feet
Mature Spread How wide does Holy Basil grow?
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USDA Zone Range Which zones does Holy Basil grow best in?
Zone 7 to Zone 11
pH Range The level of acidity for Holy Basil.
-
Water Requirements How much water does Holy Basil require?
Medium
Nitrogen Requirements How much nitrogen fertilizer does Holy Basil need?
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Soil What sort of soil should I plant Holy Basil in?
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Sun How much sunlight does Holy Basil need to grow?
Full Sun / Partial Sun
Can Sow Direct? Can Holy Basil be sown directly?
Yes
Sowing Depth How deep to plant Holy Basil?
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Sowing Distance Apart How far apart to plant Holy Basil?
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Sowing Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Holy Basil?
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Ideal Germination Temperature Range What temperatures does Holy Basil need in order to germinate?
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Growing Temperatures What temperatures are best to grow Holy Basil in?
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Planting Distance Apart How far apart to plant Holy Basil seedlings.
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Planting Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Holy Basil seedlings.
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Bloom Time When will Holy Basil bloom?
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Harvest Time When is Holy Basil ready for harvest?
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Pruning Time When should I prune Holy Basil?
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