Anise basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a variety of basil that is known for its licorice-like flavor and aroma. It is similar to regular sweet basil, but with a strong anise scent and flavor. It is often used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, soups, and salads.
To grow Anise basil, you will need:
Well-drained, fertile soil
Seeds or seedlings
Sow the seeds in the spring or fall, after the last frost date. Space the plants about 12 inches apart, and cover with 1/4 inch of soil.
Water the basil regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
Fertilize the basil with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.
Keep the basil free of weeds and remove any diseased or damaged leaves to help prevent disease.
Harvest the leaves as needed, making sure to cut above a leaf node to encourage bushier growth.
Sow seeds or transplant seedlings
Water regularly, keep the soil consistently moist
Fertilize every 4-6 weeks with a balanced fertilizer
Keep plants free of weeds and remove any diseased or damaged leaves
Harvest leaves as needed, cutting above a leaf node to encourage bushier growth
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