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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:
Common Name Basil
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
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. Treat as an annual and grow in a light, well-drained, fertile soil in a sheltered position in full sun. Best grown containerised. May be grown as a short-lived sub-shrub if over-wintered but there is little gain for your effort, its is best to start a fresh with young plants. Water freely in summer.
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 – plants could eventually end up in a 20cm (8in) container. Basil hates having wet roots overnight, so aim to water plants in the morning if possible. Keep plants bushy and productive by pinching the tips of branches regularly and remove any flowers that start to develop.
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
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Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 3-4 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

Seeds Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 5 days for despatch.

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