What Is Red Rubin Basil?
Red rubin basil (Rubus idaeus) is a small evergreen shrub with purple flowers. Its leaves are oval shaped and dark green, and they have five leaflets each. They grow up to 3 feet tall and 1 foot wide. They are succulent plants which means that they retain water well even when watered only partially or not at all. Red rubin basil grows best in full sun and does very well in dry soil conditions.
How To Grow Red Rubicon Basil Plants?
The plant is easy to grow from seed. You need to provide plenty of light during the day and shade at night so it doesn’t get too hot or cold. When growing red rubicon basil plants, keep them away from strong winds because they will blow them over if left unchecked.
You can sow your own seeds, but you may want to consider buying some seeds online since many garden centers sell them. If you buy seeds from a garden center, make sure that they are certified organic. Seeds can be sown directly into the ground or they can be placed in paper bags and planted in pots. Place the pot containing the seedlings where it gets enough sunlight throughout the day and night. Water the seedlings regularly until they sprout roots.
Transplant them into the ground after they sprout roots and become large enough to sustain themselves.
A garden hose is good for watering your plants since it gives them a slow and steady stream of water. If you’re worried about over-watering your plants, you can also buy some automatic timers that go along with your hose so that it waters your plants at regular intervals. Be sure to place them far enough away from the plants so that the water doesn’t damage the leaves or stems.
Rubin basil can be harvested at any time during the year. Its leaves and stems can be eaten raw in a salad, or they can also be cooked like other vegetables. The flowers are sweet and can be eaten as well. You can also use the rubin basil to brew tea, or you can even place a few leaves in some warm water to create a beautiful purple colored liquid.
Red rubin basil is used in many cooking recipes. For instance, if you enjoy Italian food, you can add some rubin basil to your tomato sauce. You can also cook with it by grilling it or roasting it. Since the rubin basil has a strong and pungent taste, you don’t need to use very much in order to get the desired effect. You can also mix it with other herbs to create different tastes or you can stand by itself.
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