Lemon basil

Lemon basil
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How to care for Lemon basil

  • Light: Full Sun

    Place in a bright room that is sun drenched almost all day. Or directly in a south-facing window.

  • Watering need: Very high demand

    This plant really loves water and doesn’t like to dry up! It’s hard to overwater it, but even a water-loving plant can get overwatered. Always feel the soil before watering - it should feel damp but not wet. Squeeze a bit of soil between your fingers - if water seeps out it’s still wet.

  • Fertilizing need: High demand

    This plant can be quite demanding and does require a lot of fertilizing to be able to grow as well as to keep green and lush. You can find more info below how to best fertilize this plants.

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The Best Way to Water Your Basil

Basil plants thrive best on getting plenty of water, so require fairly frequent waterings.

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How to Fertilize Your Plant

Most plants require fertilizing every now and then to ensure that they get the right nutrients in order to stay happy and healthy.

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Removing Flowers from Your Plant

Removing flowers can help encourage leaf growth.

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