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Greek basil

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General features

Greek basil also known by the name of Minimun basilicum is a plant native to India. It differs from other varieties in that it has an external structure that grows in the shape of a bush, the leaves are very green, small, elongated and very fragrant. In addition to these characteristics, it is able to withstand cold climates. It can be grown in open ground or in pots and is used to flavor foods and dishes prepared in the kitchen. The Greek basil it belongs to the Lamiaceae family, and during the spring and summer season (from June to August) it is possible to observe inflorescences characterized by very small and white flowers. Another characteristic that differentiates it from the common basil is the typical less pungent and sweeter aroma.


Cultivation

Basil, as previously stated, can be grown both in pots and in the garden. It prefers temperatures between 20 and 25 ° C, although it can be planted in an environment with higher temperatures but not lower than 10 ° C. needs abundant watering, remembering to dry the soil well between one watering and the other thus avoiding water stagnation. As for the repotting of seedlings, it must be practiced during the spring season. It does not need a particular soil structure, what matters is that it is very fertile, with a neutral and well-drained pH. In the event that you decide to put the plant in a pot, you should prefer the terracotta one in such a way as to make the soil inside it breathe.

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