Basil Sweet


Basil is a leafy, fragrant annual with a bushy appearance. Basil is easy to grow and works well in Italian dishes, but it only grows in the summer, so plan accordingly.



Plant in moist free draining soil where it will thrive in a warm, sunny spot.


General Herb Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if the Herb is well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Herb and area thoroughly
  • Water regular until Herb is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.