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Spicy Globe Basil

Ocimum basilicum

 

Growing Zones 4-10
  • Height: 6-12″
  • Width: 6-12″
  • Spacing:  18″
  • Bloom Time: Mid-Late Summer
  • Location: Full Sun
  • Water:  Average

 

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Description

Spicy Globe basil grows in a mound shape that makes it perfect for edging in small gardens or in containers and window boxes. It’s easy to use the tender stems and tiny leaves for classic basil taste and aroma in a variety of dishes where you would use larger leafed Sweet basil. Known also as a dwarf or miniature basil variety.

Mulch your basil plants to retain moisture after the soil has warmed. Pinch plantsfrequently to encourage bushy growth, and pinch off flower heads regularly so plants put their energy into foliage production. Grow a few basil plants in containers so you can bring them indoors before fall frost. Use like Sweet Basil, cooked or fresh; popular in Italian and Asian cuisines.