The Balkon Star is a classic basil variety that is easy to grow. This flavourful small leaf basil has decorative, globe-shaped leaves, and looks like a small tree.
The Balkon Star is a classic and well-known basil variety that is easy to grow. This flavourful small leaf basil has decorative, globe-shaped leaves. It looks like a small tree! This fragrant herb can be used in many dishes because of its refreshing taste - meaning it is used in the same way as ordinary basil.
Balkon Star plant thrives in sunny and warm environments, which makes it possible to grow outdoors when it is warm enough, and indoors during the colder months of the year. However, growing the plant indoors will require additional lighting for best results.
Ocimum basilicum L. ssp. minimum
February - May
April - October
To grow the plant outside, start by sowing the seeds indoors for 6 weeks . Sow sparsely in damp seed compost and keep at room temperature. Transplant 1 plant per pot of fertilised soil when the frost has disappeared and the soil has warmed up to at least 10°C. Make sure to water and fertilize regularly to keep the soil moist and rich in nutrients.
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