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usda zone 10a

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  • Ocimum basilicum Plant Care Reminders

    Basil , Basil, common basil, sweet basil

    General Information

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    Plant Care Instructions By John Noble

    Basil is a deliciously fragrant herb. It is an easy to grow annual that should be planted in early spring and will usually produce and survive until hit with a frost, or extreme cold. Snails and slugs like it as much as humans, so young plants need protection or they will be devoured overnight.

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    Is Indoor Plant?

    No

    These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
    Sunset Zones :23, 24
    USDA Zones :10a, 10b
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    Plant Care Instruction

    • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
      • March
      • April
      • May
      • June
      • July
      • August
      • September
      • October
      • November
      • December
      March
      1. Buy

      Buy seeds or starts this time of year.
      2. Plant

      Plant seeds or starts this time of year.
      3. Sow Seeds

      Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime from March through June.
      4. Fertilize

      Lightly fertilize or add compost to soil every other month.
      5. Water

      Needs regular watering 2 or 3 times a week to get established.
      6. Protect

      Protect young plant from snails.
      7. Transplant

      Transplant young starts.
      April
      1. Buy

      Buy seeds or starts this time of year.
      2. Plant

      Plant seeds or starts this time of year.
      3. Sow Seeds

      Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime from March through June.
      4. Water

      Needs regular watering 2 or 3 times a week to get established.
      5. Protect

      Protect young plant from snails.
      6. Transplant

      Transplant young starts.
      May
      1. Buy

      Buy seeds or starts this time of year.
      2. Plant

      Plant seeds or starts this time of year.
      3. Sow Seeds

      Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime from March through June.
      4. Fertilize

      Lightly fertilize or add compost to soil every other month.
      5. Water

      Deep water established plants once or twice a week.
      6. Protect

      Protect young plant from snails.
      7. Transplant

      Transplant young starts.
      8. Harvest

      Harvest as needed.
      June
      1. Buy

      Buy seeds or starts this time of year.
      2. Plant

      Plant starts this time of year.
      3. Sow Seeds

      Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime from March through June.
      4. Water

      Deep water established plants once or twice a week.
      5. Mulch

      Lightly mulch with organic compost.
      6. Protect

      Protect young plant from snails.
      7. Transplant

      Transplant young starts.
      8. Harvest

      Harvest as needed.
      July
      1. Buy

      Buy seeds or starts this time of year.
      2. Plant

      Plant starts this time of year.
      3. Fertilize

      Lightly fertilize or add compost to soil every other month.
      4. Water

      Deep water established plants once or twice a week.
      5. Mulch

      Lightly mulch with organic compost.
      6. Transplant

      Transplant young starts.
      7. Harvest

      Harvest as needed.
      August
      1. Water

      Deep water established plants once or twice a week.
      2. Mulch

      Lightly mulch with organic compost.
      3. Transplant

      Transplant young starts.
      4. Harvest

      Harvest as needed.
      September
      1. Fertilize

      Lightly fertilize or add compost to soil every other month.
      2. Water

      Deep water established plants once or twice a week.
      3. Mulch

      Lightly mulch with organic compost.
      4. Transplant

      Transplant young starts.
      5. Harvest

      Harvest as needed.
      October
      1. Water

      Deep water established plants once or twice a week.
      2. Harvest

      Harvest as needed.
      November
      1. Water

      Deep water established plants once or twice a week.
      2. Harvest

      Harvest as needed.
      December
      1. Harvest

      Harvest as needed.
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      Buy

      When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

      January

      Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

      February

      Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

      March

      Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

      April

      Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

      May

      Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

      June

      Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

      July

      Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

      August

      September

      October

      November

      Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

      December

      Buy seeds or starts this time of year.

      Plant

      When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

      January

      Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

      February

      Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

      March

      Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

      April

      Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

      May

      Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

      June

      Plant starts this time of year.

      July

      Plant starts this time of year.

      August

      September

      October

      November

      Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

      December

      Plant seeds or starts this time of year.

      Sow Seeds

      When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

      January

      Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

      February

      Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

      March

      Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime from March through June.

      April

      Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime from March through June.

      May

      Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime from March through June.

      June

      Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime from March through June.

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

      December

      Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

      Fertilize

      When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

      January

      February

      March

      Lightly fertilize or add compost to soil every other month.

      April

      May

      Lightly fertilize or add compost to soil every other month.

      June

      July

      Lightly fertilize or add compost to soil every other month.

      August

      September

      Lightly fertilize or add compost to soil every other month.

      October

      November

      December

      Water

      Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

      January

      Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

      February

      Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

      March

      Needs regular watering 2 or 3 times a week to get established.

      April

      Needs regular watering 2 or 3 times a week to get established.

      May

      Deep water established plants once or twice a week.

      June

      Deep water established plants once or twice a week.

      July

      Deep water established plants once or twice a week.

      August

      Deep water established plants once or twice a week.

      September

      Deep water established plants once or twice a week.

      October

      Deep water established plants once or twice a week.

      November

      Deep water established plants once or twice a week.

      December

      Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

      Prune

      When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      Harvest as needed.

      June

      Harvest as needed.

      July

      Harvest as needed.

      August

      Harvest as needed.

      September

      Harvest as needed.

      October

      Harvest as needed.

      November

      Harvest as needed.

      December

      Harvest as needed.

      Mulch

      Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

      January

      Mulch lightly with organic mulch.

      February

      Mulch lightly with organic mulch.

      March

      Mulch lightly with organic mulch.

      April

      May

      June

      Lightly mulch with organic compost.

      July

      Lightly mulch with organic compost.

      August

      Lightly mulch with organic compost.

      September

      Lightly mulch with organic compost.

      October

      November

      December

      Protect

      When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

      January

      February

      March

      Protect young plant from snails.

      April

      Protect young plant from snails.

      May

      Protect young plant from snails.

      June

      Protect young plant from snails.

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Pest/Disease Inspection

      What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Treat for Pest/Disease

      How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Transplant

      When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      Transplant young starts.

      April

      Transplant young starts.

      May

      Transplant young starts.

      June

      Transplant young starts.

      July

      Transplant young starts.

      August

      Transplant young starts.

      September

      Transplant young starts.

      October

      November

      December

      Propagate

      When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

      Harvest

      When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

      January

      Harvest leaves and flowers whenever you need them.

      February

      Harvest leaves and flowers whenever you need them.

      March

      Harvest leaves and flowers whenever you need them.

      April

      Harvest leaves and flowers whenever you need them.

      May

      Harvest as needed.

      June

      Harvest as needed.

      July

      Harvest as needed.

      August

      Harvest as needed.

      September

      Harvest as needed.

      October

      Harvest as needed.

      November

      Harvest as needed.

      December

      Harvest as needed.

      Special requirements

      Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

      January

      February

      March

      April

      May

      June

      July

      August

      September

      October

      November

      December

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