Tag: Basil

Basil (Ocimum basillicum)

Also a member of the mint family. This is an annual plant that smells amazing when used in any garden. Basil is extremely frost sensitive and grows very well in warm climates. They are susceptible to diseases like Fusarium wilt, Blight, and Downey Mildew. Especially when grown in humid conditions like Ontario.  Basil is native to India and other tropical regions stretching from Africa to SE Asia.

Some Types of Basil Include:

  • Cinnamon Basil
  • Dark Opal Basil
  • Mammoth Basil
  • Purple Basil
  • Rubin Basil
  • Globe Basil
  • Thai Basil
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Successful Backyard Gardening in Sun and Shade

Successful Backyard Gardening in Sun and Shade. Have you ever wondered if your plants are getting enough sun or shade while growing? I have decided to make things a bit simpler for you. Some plants do better in shade, partial sun, or full sun. So...