Growing and harvesting thai basil leaves in cold climate can be a challenge. It is only grown during spring and summer season. Thai basil leaves tastes more aniseed than the common basil we get here in supermarkets and in Italian cooking.
It grows very much like common Basil except when it flowers it has nice deep purple flowers. In comaprison to the common basil it has got white flowers. It is from the same family as the common basil.
The leaves has a different shape as well. Growing thai basil is easy all it need is full sun, and well drain compost. it is also relatively disease free. Some gardening books recommend to start sowing the seeds in April or early May.
I start sowing the seeds in April and now it’s end of august it has been growing quite a bit. Just keep harvesting just only the leaves as it will give room for new leaves to grow.