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Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

Post by Asim_Nawaz » March 4th, 2013, 12:36 pm

I have lots of Indian Basil seeds. I want to know today's month of March, can basil be grown easily according to temperature in Lahore.
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Re: Basil can grow today temperature in Lahore

Post by Farhan Ahmed » March 4th, 2013, 3:43 pm

Yes, Basil(Niaz boo) can be sown now. Its a summer annual. Plant in full sun.

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Re: Basil can grow today temperature in Lahore

Post by Asim_Nawaz » March 4th, 2013, 3:56 pm

Dear Friend
Naiz boo is different plants. Basil means "Tulsi" by n ame in india. Now-a-days I try to grow basil seed at my home.
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Re: Basil can grow today temperature in Lahore

Post by Munir » March 4th, 2013, 6:01 pm

Aren't Basil,Niazbo & Tulsi names of the same plant ??

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Re: Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

Post by M Farooq » March 5th, 2013, 3:08 am

Asim Nawaz shb is right.

Tulsi is a different plant, which is considered sacred in Hindu culture = Ocimum sanctum

And our (Pakistani) basil is Ocimum basilicum = Niaz boo (or spelling variations thereof).

I guess they differ in aromatic strength.

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Re: Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

Post by KBW » March 5th, 2013, 8:36 am

M Farooq wrote:Asim Nawaz shb is right.

Tulsi is a different plant, which is considered sacred in Hindu culture = Ocimum sanctum

And our (Pakistani) basil is Ocimum basilicum = Niaz boo (or spelling variations thereof).

I guess they differ in aromatic strength.

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Farooq
Interesting facts. Thanks for sharing Sir.

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Re: Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

Post by Asim_Nawaz » March 5th, 2013, 9:45 am

Dear M. Farooq
You are right. Tulsi is different plant botanical name Ocimum sanctum. I want to know in spring season at Lahore, day temperature will be 29 and night temperature will be 11. Basil seeds germinate easily.
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Re: Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

Post by Munir » March 5th, 2013, 7:02 pm

Farooq,I think you are not saying the same thing as Asim; please reconcile.

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Re: Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

Post by Farhan Ahmed » March 5th, 2013, 7:25 pm

I purposefully mentioned Niaz Boo, as it is the commonly available Basil . Tulsi is a perennial plant. If you have the seeds, you can sow now, temperatures are favorable. however, seasoned gardeners as likes of khabbab recommend starting perennials in fall, as it gives them the time to establish well.

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Re: Can basil be grown in lahore, these days

Post by M Farooq » March 5th, 2013, 8:39 pm

munir wrote:Farooq,I think you are not saying the same thing as Asim; please reconcile.
Munirs shb, I didn't get your point :-(

This is what Mr. Asim wrote "Dear M. Farooq You are right. Tulsi is different plant botanical name Ocimum sanctum."

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