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

Genus Ocimum
Group/Species citriodorum
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Indonesian Kemangie
Border Position Container, Indoor
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow seed on the surface of free draining seed compost. Cover with a light sprinkling of vermiculite or compost. Pot on and harden off before planting out. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside.
Care Tips Easy to grow. Prefers a well-drained sandy soil and sunny position. Water moderately at root level, avoid splashing leaves.
Flowering Pinch out flowers as soon as they appear
Vase Life Sear stem ends in boiling water for 10 seconds.
Harvesting 12 months
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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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Elisabeth

The quality of the seeds are perfect
i bought a few times seeds this year and a lot of the end of 2018
we visit last year the beatifull garden of Perche Hill and we got a lot of many ideas that we did also in our garden
Flowers ,Vegetables, all High Quality
Many specials by Sara Raven , we cannot find those seeds in Belgium
we use everything in our Restaurant