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Ideal for the ornamental veg garden, both these basils are the best varieties and taste delicious.

This collection contains 1 packet, or 5 seedlings each of:
Genus Ocimum
Group/Species basilicum
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Basil
Border Position Container, Front, Indoor, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade, Shelter
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow from February under cover to plant out from June when nights are warm. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside.
Care Tips Requires plenty of water. Pinch out growing tips so plants bulk out. This grows well in a container pot.
Storing Freezes well - or make pesto to keep in the fridge.
Harvesting June - September. 6-8 weeks from sowing. Remove individual leaves or stems, don't cut the plant to the ground. Remove flowers as they appear. 3-4 months in the summer and early autumn.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
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Slow-cooked tomato with feta and basil salad recipe

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Strawberry and basil ice cream recipe

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Sarah makes her favourite basil ice cream

From plot to plate, Sarah guides you through the steps to making basil ice cream.

Basil, raspberry and hazelnut meringues recipe

This is a delicious recipe for summer, a perfect party food with fresh raspberries and maybe a little whipped cream.

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Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery. 

Seeds Delivery - Following the recent relocation of our warehouse, please allow up to 5 working days for despatch.

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