While it’s impossible not to love all of the Basil family, Tulsi has to be our personal favourite.
Quick to strike and easy to grow, Tulsi is listed as an annual but, with constant use and pruning, it will last much longer.
It has a woody stem, allowing it to stand for much longer than many of it’s cousins.
Wonderful as a culinary herb, Tulsi does deter mosquitoes, settle the stomach and refresh the mind.
It can be distinguished from the other Basil’s by the dusty lustre on the slightly hairy leaves and the deeper leaf veins as the plant matures.
Tulsi is often confused with East Indian Basil (Ocimum gratissimum) which is a perennial Basil.
Some plants are planted seasonally, as their nature demands.
These will therefore only be available while they last, as we try not to plant more than will survive in a condition appropriate to be mailed out with the greatest chance of survival.
If we are out of stock (especially annuals), we will not be planting until the time is right for the particular plant, once again.
This may be up to 8 months, depending on the plant.
We can only keep these seedlings in the nursery for a few weeks before they are too large so we only do small runs at regular intervals.
If we are out of stock one week they are usually back online by the next week.