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Basil, ocimum basilicum is an annual plant that is the mainstay of many an Italian dish and indeed kitchen. Prized for its strong but slightly sweet smell. Sweet Basil is most commonly used for Mediterranean dishes whilst other varieties including Thai Basil, Lemon Basil and Holy Basil are commonly used in Asian cuisine.

Originated in India. Basil derives from the Greek ‘basileus’ meaning King and is still considered a King amongst herbs.

Plant position and soil: Likes a sunny spot/partial shade with well drained soil.