SPRUCE UP YOUR BALCONY WITH BASIL
BASIL ON THE BALCONY
Basil is one of the most versatile herbs, with different varieties that each offer unique properties and uses. Add this incredible herb to your balcony garden for a fresh, lush look, or grow it as a handy, ready-to-reach-for, addition to your cooking. Here are a few species that are easy to grow and offer an incredible range of different textures and scents.
This species of basil offers a great number of uses, first and foremost in the kitchen. The small leaves make it an attractive and aromatic plant for the balcony. It is a dense, compact bush that grows to about 25cm in height. You can grow it in its own planter, or add it to mixed planters.
DARK OPAL BASIL
This beautiful purple variety of basil is a great ornamental plant. Its leaves are larger, 2-3cm at full size, with variegated green elements. Grow them with cherry tomatoes on your balcony for a power team, because they naturally repel tomato horn-worms, aphids, and mites.
This medium-sized plant delivers a lot of usable leaves and is the ideal variety of basil to grow in planters on the balcony.