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Growing Holy Basil at home

  • 05-11-2019 9:30am
    Registered Users Posts: 3,183 ✭✭✭

    Has anyone ever done this at home? Any advice or guide to get started with it? I love Holy Basil so much but can't get it here outside of a restaurant.

    Not sure if this is better suited to this forum or Gardening. Hoping that some home chefs here have tried this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 519 ✭✭✭viper123

    I have some growing in a greenhouse at the moment, a bit stringy because I didnt plant until August but pretty tasty

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,951 ✭✭✭B0jangles

    Might be worth contacting o'hanlons herbs in wicklow - they've been growing a lot of unusual basil varieties in the last few years so they might have some holy basil on the go. I know they had ordinary thai basil (aka horapa), chocolate basil, and lime basil which tesco stocked.

    edit: just to add, I got a few pots of horapa off them a couple of years ago and found it far easier to maintain than ordinary italian basil - I ended up with a big huge potful of it growing on a windowsill well into the autumn, so hopefully holy basil is the same :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 519 ✭✭✭viper123

    Sorry to resurrect an old post but I have holy basil growing currently in a greenhouse and have spare plants if anyone wants them, based in Galway

  • Registered Users Posts: 1 RoisinMcD

    Hi there,

    If you still have holy basil plants, I would love to take one 👍👍