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Basil 'Lemon'

Delicious in salads, dressings and infused in boiling water as a tisane.
1

300 seeds

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
Pinch out flowers as soon as they appear
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
citriodorum
Common name
Indonesian Kemangie
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow from March under cover. Best grown in containers in the glasshouse or a sunny windowsill but can be planted outside from June when nights are warm, in a sheltered position in full sun.

Description

Delicious in salads, dressings and infused in boiling water as a tisane. More of us should grow this for summer harvest and with stem ends seared for 10 seconds, it makes a lovely foliage filler for the vase.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Grows well in a container, keep re-potting into a slightly larger pot when roots start to show through the drainage holes at the bottom. Water plants in the morning if possible. Keep plants bushy by pinching the tips and removing any flowers.