Sweet Basil Organic Basil Seeds 4070. Heirloom Herb. Approx. 400 seeds/pkt (500 seeds/gram)
Basil is the King of Herbs. Versatile and indispensable, aromatic and romantic. The most important flavouring in tomato sauces and pesto. This bushy annual grows to 60cm.
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Sow seed outdoors in mid-to-late May then every two weeks through August, or start them inside and transplant after the danger of frost has passed. Basil can be grown indoors on a sunny window or under lights during the winter. Indoor Basil plants are not long lived, nor do they produce significantly. Indoor plants tend to be lanky and produce smaller leaves. Outdoors, Basil is a low-maintenance plant and prolific - all you need to do is provide water when necessary. Lightly feed with a general purpose fertilizer as too much can adversely affect the production of the essential oils responsible for flavour and aroma. Basil plants are grown from their leaves and flower clusters.
|Blooming Season Begins
|Days to Emergence
||10 - 14
|Days to Harvest||40|
|Degree of Difficulty||Easy|
|Frost Tolerance||Killed by Frost|
|Organic Status||Certified Organic|
|Propagation||Start Indoors or Sow Direct Late Spring|