Herbs

Thai Basil

thai-basil

Thai basil is an essential ingredient in Thai, Vietnamese, Lao, and Cambodian cuisines. Add some anise-flavoured ‘X-factor’ to Thai green and red curries. The leaves retain their scent & taste with high cooking temperatures better than sweet basil varieties.

Position

Sun or Part Shade

Sow

Sow direct where they are to grow. Cover lightly with Yates® Black Magic® Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist.

Care

Grow in sun or semi-shade. Enrich soil with Yates® Thrive® Natural Blood & Bone before planting. Feed plants regularly with Yates® Thrive® Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food. Protect plants from snails and slugs.

Hints

Frequent picking ensures continuous supply. Leaves can be dried for later use, or wrap sprigs in baking paper and plastic before freezing.