Sweet Basil Herb Seeds (Approx. 220 seeds) by Jamieson Brothers®
Jamieson Brothers® Sweet Basil Herb Seeds
Ocimum basilicum is a favourite Herb with gardeners and cooks everywhere. Basil produces a wonderful aroma and the leaves are best used in tomato and pasta dishes. Also great in salads and soups. Half hardy annual.
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Harvest: All year round in pots
Garden Uses: Great to plant in glass house or at home.
Benefits: Used in cuisines worldwide.
Starting Indoors - March-April
Sow seeds 0.5cm deep in trays of moist compost, be careful not to over-water. Store in a warm place at an approx. temperature of 13-16°c. When the seedlings are strong enough to handle they can be transplanted into bigger pots or trays. Do not overcrowd the plants and keep in a warm, light position. Once all chance of frost has passed the plants can be transplanted direct into your desired location in May. Harden off first. Alternatively, for all year round supply sow indoors in pots.
Sowing Outdoors - May
Row width 30cm
Sow seeds 1.5cm deep direct in growing bed. Keep the soil moist, and be careful not to over-water. When large enough to handle thin to above spacings. The Basil will grow best in awarm, sheltered location. Pick leaves as required