Growing Basil in your Home or Garden

Growing Basil in your Home or Garden

Basil will grow well in the UK, both out of doors and inside your home. It is a versatile plant that doesn’t need a lot of looking after, and it can be very rewarding to be able to grow your own herbs and cook with them.

Make sure you grow basil in a sunny spot as it will suffer from the cold. This is why windowsills can be especially good for basil, giving it plenty of light and warmth. If you are planting basil plants out of doors, place them in a sunny spot. You could plant them in pots so you can move them around depending on the weather and seasons.

Basil is great for cooking and will smell fragrant, which is one of the main reasons why it is so popular. You will need to water your basil plant on a regular basis so it doesn’t dry out and wilt. When you want to cook with it, pick leaves to encourage the stems to grow.