Spicy globe basil growing herbaceous‎ type of basil genus Ocimum also known as Globe basil, Spicy globe basil annual plant used as edible plant for the leaves also used as ornamental plant and it’s fragrant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 5+.

Spicy globe basil leaves

Leaves color light green soft with ovate shape with strong spicy flavor, leaves elliptic and the plant grow in small globe shape.

Flower color white, small flowers grow on inflorescence.

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How to grow Spicy globe basil growing and care:

Well drained soil, Add more water in hot summer days

How to care:
Add more water in hot summer days, prune twice a year, add twice a year fertilizer

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary use vegetative reproduction in Spicy globe basil?
No, but when you buy from the super fresh leaves on stems you can use the stems

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Not something special

Recommended planting season?
Spring

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, prodenia

Pruning season:
All the season

How to prune:
Prune in the beginning of the bloom

What is the size of a Spicy globe basil?
30-60 cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / almost Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a pot / planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, when grow in container, size 5-12 liter (1.5-3 gallon) amount of water that needed, it’s to keep the soil moist and the water go out of the pot, better not to use bottom of pot, soil need to be well ventilated with good drainage, rich with organic matter, can us in potting mix or peat soil with perlite or vermiculite.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower
Small white flower that grow on inflorescence

Thinning the bloom:
Should thinning the inflorescence when they start to bloom, all the strength of the plant go to the blossom

Pollination is done by:
Bees, butterfly

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
After the plant in full size you can start to trim all the season

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim branches but leave few buds on the branch

Information about leaves:
Green oval leaves

Uses of Spicy globe basil leaves:
Pesto, spices

Vegetative Reproduction

Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Stems / cutting

Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring. Early summer

Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
1-2 weeks

Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Put in glass of water and change the water every few days

How to grow Spicy globe basil from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Easy to sow no special demand, but recommend by cutting

Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place

Sowing season:
Spring after the last frost

Planting spacing:
15-25 cm

Depth of Sowing:
0.4-0.6 cm

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
7-20 days

Condition of seedling:
Not too much moist, Well drained soil

Do the seeds require burying?
No

Scientific name:

Ocimum basilicum

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