Herb Seeds : Basil Sweet Green

£1.59
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Product description

Basil 'Sweet Green'
Ocimum basillicum

A refreshing alternative to traditional sweet basil

Easy for all to Grow

Average 300 seeds

Description
High notes of mint and clove make Basil 'Sweet Green' a refreshing alternative to traditional sweet basil. Large aromatic leaves are produced on neat bushy plants. Use Basil 'Sweet Green' to complement Mediterranean courgette and tomato dishes and an aromatic addition to salads and pasta dishes. It also makes a legendary pesto! Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 40cm (16").

Sowing
Sow basil seed from February to June, or sow throughout the year for indoor cultivation out of season. Sow seed on the surface of free draining seed compost and cover with a light sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator at a temperature of 15-25C (59-77F) or seal the container inside a polythene bag until after germination, which takes 14-21 days. Keep the compost slightly dry at all times, watering very lightly as seedlings emerge. When they are large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots and grow basil plants on in cooler conditions.

More Info
When all risk of frost has passed, harden basil plants off before planting out in a sheltered sunny position in well drained, fertile sandy soil; or potting into patio containers, window boxes, or windowsill pots indoors. Water moderately taking care to avoid splashing the leaves. Harvest basil leaves regularly when required to promote fresh new growth and pinch out any flowers that appear to prolong the harvest period. Culinary note: Basil can be dried or frozen for using later on, or added to oils and vinegars for extra flavour.