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A member of the mint family, Thai basil is a perennial plant that has a sweet flavor similar to clove, licorice and anise. The scientific name for Thai basil is Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora, more commonly known as s... More »

Thai basil plants should receive at least six hours of direct sunlight every day to thrive. They must be handled very gently to prevent the leaves from bruising. More »

Plant basil by starting the seeds indoors, choosing a site that receives full sun and planting the herb after the last frost. You need basil seeds, pots, well-drained soil and a garden trowel. More »

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