lemon cress, Lemon basil or Ocimum basilicum

lemon cress, Lemon basil

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lemon cress or Lemon basil

A fine kitchenherb with a lime taste but
also a little bit of anise fragrance.
It can be grown inside in the winter
and is a good container plant.
This basil needs al lot of warmth and is
very sensitiv for cold, in cold wheater
the leaves turn black
The water needs are average water, just give
them water regularly. Basil is sensitiv for

lemon cress, Lemon basil propagation

It is easy to collect the seeds after flowering,
and they can be used for the next year.
Also : these plants are self-sows freely,
so you better keep an eye on them. Propagation is also easely done by dividing
the plant.

sawing lemon cress, Lemon basil

Always start indoors on a warm place.
Saw the directly into a pot, put it in
a warm place with a lot of light.
If the wheater is warm the can can
grow outside 2 weeks after the last frost date.

lemon cress, Lemon basil in pots

The lemon basil can be easely grown on your bacony in pots. Always protect them from frost and cold.

Ocimum basilicum 'Sweet Dani'

The 'Sweet Dani' is suitable for growing indoors,
and is often sold in supermarkets for that purpose.

Ocimum basilicum 'americanum'

The 'Americanum' is fine for indoor use,
even during the winter.

Ocimum basilicum 'Mrs Burns Lemon'

This cultivar of Ocinum Basilicum is fine for the garden