Basil Thai



Ocimum basilicum
Beautiful ornamental as well as culinary herb.  Very sweet anise-like fragrance, used extensively in Thai cuisine.  Leaves are green at the base and purple near the flowers. Well-known companion plant for  tomatoes – repels pests and said to sweeten the tomato fruits. Full sun. Keep evenly moist. Cut back developing flowers to encourage leaf growth, or allow flowers to develop to attract bees. 9cm pot. Certified organic plant. Available Nov – Feb only.

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