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Plants for a Small Urban Garden

Check out these plants perfect for a small garden and the planting information for each zone.

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Genovese Basil(12 of 15)

Ocimum basilicum 'Genovese'

  • Aromatic annual or short-lived perennial

  • Grow in full sun in all zones

  • Grow in fertile, but sharply drained soil

  • Height: 18-24 inches

  • Width: 12-15 inches

Annual in USDA zones 2-8

  • Perennial in USDA zones 9-11:

  • Zones 2-8: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; mulch lightly to conserve moisture; pinch out flower heads to promote foliage growth.

  • Zones 9-11: Plant in spring; mulch lightly to conserve moisture; pinch out flower heads to promote foliage growth.

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