Growing Sweet Basil
To be successful growing Sweet Basil, daytime temperatures must be warm, but not too warm (around 75 to 90 degrees during the day), and the plants must get at least three to four hours of sunlight a day. Growing Sweet Basil is also easy with filtered light (such as under a tree or next to a bright window indoors) for folks in hotter climates.
If it gets too hot, or too dry, or if the roots become pot bound, (or over crowded), the plant will begin its flowering process, which signals the end of its life. Once flowers are covering most of the plant, Basil rarely produces any more tasty leaves. Continue reading