Information About Basil

Basil is one of the most commonly grown herb plants and as such basil care information is a good idea to have on hand. Use the following tips to learn how to grow basil indoors and in the garden. Get information on the different types of basil, how to handle various pest and disease issues, and much more. Growing basil has never been easier.

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Red Basil Care: How To Grow Red Rubin Basil Plants

Also known as Red Rubin basil, red basil is a compact basil plant with handsome reddish-purple foliage and a delightful aroma. The small pink flowers are an added bonus in mid- to late summer. Want to learn more about growing Red Rubin basil? Click here.

What Is Boxwood Basil – How To Grow Boxwood Basil Plants

By Amy Grant

There are many different cultivars of basil, but one of my favorites is the boxwood basil plant. What?s boxwood basil? Find out how to grow boxwood basil and all about boxwood basil care in the following article. Click here to learn more.

Citrus Basil Varieties: Learn How To Grow Citrus Basil Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Basil is the ?King of Herbs,? but it isn?t just one plant. There are so many varieties from purple to chocolate to Thai, and even citrus. Citrus basil plants add a hint of fruitiness to this already delightful herb. Click here to learn more about this basil variety.

Bush Basil Care: Tips On Growing Bush Basil Plants In The Garden

By Gardening Know How

Basil is the ?king of herbs,? a plant that has been used in both food and for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Of the many varieties you can choose for your garden, bush basil plants are compact and showier than sweet basil. Learn more about them here.

My Basil Leaves Are Curling – Why Do Basil Leaves Curl Under

Why do basil leaves curl under? The reason for basil leaves curling up may be environmental, or your plant may be diseased or bothered by pests. The following article provides tips and information about this frustrating problem.

Basil Plant Turning Yellow: How To Treat Yellow Leaves On Basil Plants

Although basil is relatively trouble-free, it is susceptible to certain pests and diseases that can cause yellowish leaves on basil plants. This article provides information on how to manage yellowing basil leaves.

Woody Basil Plants: What To Do About A Basil With Woody Stems

By Amy Grant

As with other herbs, basil is easy to grow and with ideal conditions quite prolific. Even so, basil plants can have a number of issues; amongst these are basil plants with woody stems. If your basil stems is turning into wood, click here to learn more.

Fertilizing Basil Plants: How And When To Feed Basil

If you?re tempted to toss a handful of fertilizer at your basil plant in hopes of creating a full, healthy plant, stop and think first. You may be doing more harm than good. Want to know more? Read this article to get additional info.

Why Does Basil Wilt: How To Fix Droopy Basil Plants

Although basil is usually easy to get along with, it can develop droopy leaves that can ultimately shorten the life of the plant. Read this article to learn more about why your basil is starting to wilt and what can be done about it.

Cold Tolerance Of Basil: Does Basil Like Cold Weather

By Amy Grant

Arguably one of the most popular herbs, basil is a tender annual herb native to the southern regions of Europe and Asia. Since this is critical when growing basil, you may wonder ?does basil like cold weather?? Click here to find out.

Basil Care After Season: Can You Keep Basil Through Winter

By Amy Grant

Certainly one of the most popular herbs, basil, is a tender annual in most cases. With that thought in mind, at the end of season basil harvest, can you keep the basil through winter? Find out here in this article.

Bitter Tasting Basil: What To Do When A Basil Plant Is Bitter

By Amy Grant

Herb growing requires minimum care, as the plants are normally fast growing and many have some insect resistance. Still, even these trouble free plants can end up with issues. One such problem, covered in this article, is bitter basil leaves.

Trimming Basil Leaves: Tips For Cutting Back Basil Plants

By Amy Grant

Basil plants are known for their outstanding aromas. The leaves of this herb have a high concentration of essential oils, making it a great addition to various cuisines. What then is the best way of pruning back basil plant leaves? Find out here.

Basil Seed Collecting: Tips For Harvesting Basil Seeds

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Basil herbs have a distinctive scent and flavor. Harvesting basil seeds from a favorite variety will ensure you get that same taste and cultivar. Read here for some tips on how to harvest basil seeds and ways for saving basil seed.

Pinching Basil Blooms: Should Basil Be Allowed To Flower

By Amy Grant

Every so often I am remiss in its use and, voila, I end up with tiny delicate blooms on basil. The question is then, should basil be allowed to flower and, if so, can you eat basil flowers? Read this article to find out.

Basil Plant And Flies: Does Basil Keep Flies Away?

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

It is said basil can keep flies from pestering you. So does basil keep flies away? Let?s separate the fact from the fiction and get an answer to the pesky question regarding basil and flies in this article.

Basil Watering Tips: Proper Watering For Basil Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Caring for a basil plant isn?t tricky but it does have specific watering needs that vary from the time it is a little sprout to when it matures to a large bush. A few basil watering tips are described in this article.

Thai Basil Plants: Tips For Growing Thai Basil Herbs

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

With their lovely purple veined leaves on a shiny, lush dark green background sprouting off purple stems, Thai basil plants are grown for their culinary and ornamental qualities. Read here for more information.

Basil Plant Leaves: How To Fix Holes In Basil Leaves

By Amy Grant

Basil has become one of the most popular of garden herbs. Generally speaking, basil plant leaves are not susceptible to many. That said, you may on occasion notice basil leaf damage. Click here for more info.

Drying Fresh Basil: How To Dry Basil From Your Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Basil is one of the most versatile herbs. Drying basil is an easy way to save the delicious leaves and provide you with that summer taste even in winter. Learn how to dry basil leaves in this article.

What Are The Varieties Of Basil: Types Of Basil For Cooking

By Jackie Rhoades

Almost all basil varieties are cultivated as culinary herbs. Most people are familiar with the sweet basil varieties used in Italian cuisine, but many types of basil are used in Asian cooking too. Click here for more.

Diseases And Problems With Growing Basil

By Heather Rhoades

Basil is one of the most popular herbs to grow, but that does not mean that there are now basil plant problems. Learn more about the diseases that can cause problems with growing basil here.

Tips For Propagating Basil

By Kathee Mierzejewski

There are a couple of ways for propagating basil plants: seeds and cuttings. Both of these methods are quite simple. Look at how to propagate basil using both of these methods in this article.

Growing Basil Seeds – How To Plant Basil Seeds

By Heather Rhoades

Basil is grown for its leaves, which are used in many different Asian or Western dishes. Basil plant seeds are also used in some Thai foods. It is easy to learn how to plant basil seeds. This article will help.

Information On How To Grow Basil Indoors

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

While basil is a commonly grown herb outdoors, this easy-care plant can also be grown indoors. Read the article that follows to get tips and information on how to grow basil indoors.

How To Grow Basil Plants

By Heather Rhoades

Basil plants are certainly one of the most popular herbs grown in the home garden. Growing basil outdoors or in a container is very easy to do if you follow the simple steps in this article.

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