Before harvesting and using them, letís be informed on the balsamic period, rather the period in which the active principles are present in a greater quantity in the plant we have chosen. We suggest watering these plants only from time to time, but we must remember to wet the soil deeply using 2-3 glasses of water every 2-3 weeks .
Generalities Ocymum basilicum
The development of the the Ocymum basilicum is Ocymum basilicum isn't an evergreen; during the autumn it assumes a green colouring; the adult species are small in size and reach 50 cm in height. The Ocymum basilicum is a year or two year long plant.
Exposure Ocymum basilicum
Locate this plant in a partially shady place, where it can receive the sunrays during the coolest hours of the day. Letís remember that a large part of the leaves of the medicinal plants can be used for alimentary use, therefore letís use insecticides and anticryptogamics for agricultural use, far from harvest season.For a correct development of the plant we suggest avoiding exposure to late freezings; let's grow it in a covered place, locating it outside only in late spring.
Watering Ocymum basilicum
We suggest watering these plants only from time to time, but we must remember to wet the soil deeply using 2-3 glasses of water every 2-3 weeks . Before harvesting and using them, letís be informed on the balsamic period, rather the period in which the active principles are present in a greater quantity in the plant we have chosen.
Treatments Ocymum basilicum
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Soil Ocymum basilicum
We recommend growing these medicinal plants in a soft and light, very well drained soil.
Notes - Ocymum basilicum
Seeing the quite contained development itís possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.