Notice any rabbits in my photos of the garden near the Spicy Globe Basil? No? Hmmmm? Me neither. In fact, once the Spicy Globe Basil filled in all around the borders of the garden, not a single rabbit stepped inside. Now we all know that there are exceptions to any rabbit or deer resistant plant rule – a hungry animal can still decimate a garden no matter what resistance the plant is said to have. HOWEVER, I found the Spicy Globe Basil remarkably rabbit resistant. This means you might have success growing the plant as a rabbit resistant herb as well.
Globe basil like a consistently moist, well drained spot in full sun. While the herb is incredibly tasty in salads and Mediterranean dishes, it is also good used in cocktails and for aromatherapy purposes. Below you see it bordering my front lawn vegetable garden. I let the plant flower out – its little white flowers are adored by butterflies and bees, so it makes an excellent pollinator plant contribution to any herb or flower garden. Give it a try to deter rabbits in your garden.