Welcome to the complete guide to growing Basil in Perth. In this post, we will look at all the steps needed to grow Basil in your own home.
Growing herbs at home is so very easy, and is also super satisfying to do. Before we have even harvested these herbs for all their health benefits, we get the therapeutic effects of being involved in their growth.
Best time to grow Basil in Perth
The best time to grow this great herb in Perth, is between Sep-Dec.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Basil grow in a pot?
Yes, it will grow perfectly in a pot in the right position. You can try using one pot per plant, or even get yourself a large pot and plant a few varieties of herbs.
How much sun is best?
Basil thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Full sun to part shade.
If you find that the leaves start to brown, try moving it in shade, or via versa. Each area can have its own peculiar conditions.
Best soil to grow Basil
If you are growing Basil in Perth, you’ll find that it prefers a well drained and will be very happy with it.
You can find potting mix that will do that just fine, or add some to your garden bed before planting.
How often should I water?
Basil needs Water frequently. There are self watering pots available if you plan to grow it in a pot, or you can just get in a regular habit of checking the soil each day or two.
When can I harvest Basil?
You can harvest Basil at its prime, which is around 1-1.5 months after sowing.
What to propagate
You can plant Basil from Seed or Transplant, and place each plant around 30 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Basil
Basil is a Annual herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: The actual word “herb” is derived from “Herbs”, a Latin word which means blades, grass or green stalks.
Fact 2: Oils from herbs are used to produce soaps, perfumes, cosmetics, toiletries and lotions.
These make growing Basil in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Basil in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Basil in your own home.
It really is a wonderful herb to grow here in Western Australia, and you will also enjoy that it saves you money from buying dried versions or fresh (expensive) cuttings from the shops.
I trust you found this guide useful – now get in the garden!