Thai Basil is very fragrant and one of the most available varieties of basil. It has beautiful purple stems with bright green leaves. It is used widely in soups and curries, and other traditional Thai dishes.
Quick Tip Planting Guide:
Depth to Plant
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No. of Plants per sq. ft.
|0.25 inches deep||
|after last frost||
Up to 2 feet tall
|Up to 1 feet wide||1|
What is Thai Basil?
Thai Basil exhibits narrow leaves, with gorgeous purple stems. Sometimes mauve or pink-ish flowers. It needs warm air and sun to do well. This is a wonderful basil to grow if you are a Thai food enthusiast! It is also known as the "holy herb" in many traditions all around the world.
Health Benefits of Thai Basil
Thai Basil is a wonderful blood coagulant, and plays a role in strengthening bones. It contains a ton of iron, vitamin A, and plenty of essential oils.
Ways to Consume Thai Basil
Use Thai Basil as a condiment, or a enjoy it as an accompaniment to Pho'. It is slightly anise-flavored so it goes extremely well in soups and curries.
See Basil Recipes & Growing Tips on our Pinterest Board
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