Herbs

Holy Basil 'Krishna Tulsi'

holy-basil

Aromatic Tulsi is traditionally used in India in herbal teas and as an Ayurvedic remedy. In Hinduism, Tulsi is revered as a holy plant. This purple variety is also known as Shyam Tulsi, and is considered especially sacred to Krishna.

Position

Sun or Part Shade.

Sow

Sow direct into the garden or in pots. Cover with Yates® Black Magic® Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist.

Care

Prefers full sun and good drainage. Water regularly. Can also be grown indoors in pots. Feed plants regularly with Yates® Thrive® Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food. Protect plants from snails and slugs.

Hints

Frequent picking ensures continuous supply and keeps the plants bushy.