Ocimum basilicum (Sweet Basil ) Herb SEEDS
Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.
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Basil, Sweet (Ocimum basilicum) Herb Seeds
An improved variety of Common Basil, this is a sweet variety, resistant to Fusarium wilt. A vigorous upright plant with bright green leaves and numerous stems, Basil is considered an annual in Britain, but can have its life extended if it is brought indoors when the weather cools. As a culinary herb, Basil needs to be cut to ensure continued leaf production, as if left to its own devices, will become woody and produce small white flowers.
Ideally grown in pots or containers.
Sow in pots or module trays to minimise root disturbance.Cover seed with vermiculite.Maintain min 15'C. Germination 14-21 days. Water early in the day. Sow from February to June, or sow throughout the year inside out of season.
Used in traditional pesto, this aromatic herb is ideal for cooking, either as a garnish or to add freshness to pasta, salads and chicken dishes. Originating in warm tropical regions, Basil has become synonymous with the Mediterranean, where the hot sunny climate allows it to thrive. It does not do well outdoors in cool Summers.
Buy Sweet Basil Seeds Online
Our Basil herb seeds are generally available to buy online all-year round.
|Ocimum basilicum (Sweet Basil ) Herb SEEDS|
|Soil Type||Very well drained soil|
|Latin Name||Ocimum basilicum|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H1c - Heated Greenhouse|
|Medicinal/Cosmetic||Teas and Tissanes|
|Type of Garden||Container/Patio|