Holy basil (Tulsi)

Also known as Tulsi, holy basil is used in Hindu culture and it is a common ingredient in Thai cuisine and in teas. It is also appreciated for its medicinal properties (digestive aid and support of immune system).
Holy basil needs a moderately rich soil and regular watering throughout the growing season, it may also need to be protected from heat stress.
Harvest early morning when the temperature is cooler and the leaves are less likely to wilt. A full harvest should be completed just before the plants start to flower. Cut the entire plant 4-6" above the ground to promote a second growth. Leaves are easily bruised when picking, so handle carefully. Do not store at a temperature less than 50°F (10°C).

Sun requirement: Full sun

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