Sweet Basil

Ocimum basilicum (Sweet Basil)

Indoor

$2.50

Packet – contains 750 seeds

An excellent aromatic herb, useful for seasoning soups, salads and omelettes. The flavour is clove-like and is particularly good accompaniment to tomatoes.

  • Annual.
  • Mature height of 45cm.

Sow in Spring or Summer.

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Spring
Season

Summer
Season

Additional information

Seasons to Sow

Spring, Summer

Position

Indoor/Sheltered

Placement

Prefers a well-drained, rich soil and a warm, sheltered position.

Sow

5mm deep in cropping position. Keep moist.

Seedlings Emerge

10-14 days

Spacing

Allow 30cm between plants.

Harvest

Pick the leave as required throughout the summer. If leaves are to be frozen or dried, pick before plant begins flowering.

Care

To promote bush growth, pinch out tip of main stem.

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