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Genus: Ocimum.

Species: Ocimum basilicum.

I grow some in containers every year. I prefer it in thai-style cooking to Italian, but the variety I'm currently growing is a lettuce-leaved type bought in Sicily.

Tip I heard about recently: take cuttings, leave in water and they'll sprout roots, for a faster method of propagation than growing from seed. I am trying this out now and after 24 hours I think I can already see the beginnings of tiny hair-like roots at the ends.

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