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Greek Basil (Ocimum basilicum var. minimum)
Greek Basil (Ocimum basilicum var. minimum):
Beautiful plant of intense taste, its bushy habit creates a very decorative ball framed by small, delicate leaves with white flowers.
Easy to cultivate, however, it requires fertile soil. In pots, help it with earthworm humus or other natural fertilisers to get its beautiful appearance and, more importantly, an intense smell and taste.
The Greek basil is also more tolerant to cold weather than the normal basil. If you put a pot on the table, it could help repeling unwanted insects.