Our Organic Sweet Basil seeds will grow into herb plants with leaves that have a spicy flavor.
Use Sweet Basil leaves to make green salads, tomato & cheese dishes, soups, and omelettes extra delicious. This entire plant has a very pleasing aroma and it makes a great companion for tomato plants.
- Flavor: Spicy.
- Preparation Ideas: Use in salads, tomato & cheese dishes, soups and omelettes!
- Plant Type: Herb
- Fill Weight (grams): 0.25
- Grows Best In: Full Sun
- Days to Germination: 5-10 Days
- Days to Maturity: 85 Days
- Planting Depth: .25"
- Seed Spacing: 10"
- Growing Height: 18-24"
- Best Container Size: 12"+
Instructions: Start seeds indoors near a sunny window 6 weeks before transplanting to the garden. Or, so in the garden in full sun when the danger of frost is over and the ground is warm. Performs best in rows 2 feet apart. Thin if planted outdoors, or transplant if started indoors to 1 plant every 10 inches when plants are a few inches tall.
Suggestions: Remove flower buds to encourage leaf growth. Begin harvesting all but 2-3 leaves at the base of each branch before flowers bloom. Preserve leaves by drying or freezing.