Basil Sweet

SKU: 555113

Product Description

The classic sweet basil

  • 100% extra extra free seed
  • Large leaved sweet basil
  • Can be grown year round in pots indoors
  • Great in containers outdoors in the Summer

Product Details

Additional information
Key ingredient for making green pesto
Colour of foliage
Leaves are best picked immediately before use. For a continuous supply, make sowings at two to three weekly intervals.
Feeding instructions
Flowering period
liquid feed during growing season
Harvesting period
Half Hardy
Planting instructions
Planting position
Sow indoors all year round for indoor crops and March to Mayfor outdoor crops. Sow 0.5cm (1/4") deep, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20C (60-68F) is ideal. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. For outdoor crops, accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 20cm (8?) apart. Alternatively, plants can be grown on a light windowsill. Or sow outdoors, for ease, where they are to crop, 0.5cm (1/4") deep directly into finely prepared soil which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 20cm (8?) apart.
Rate of growth
Full sun
Soil type
Sowing period
Well drained fertile soil
Watering instructions
Latin name
Keep well watered
Eventual height
Ocimum basilicum
Eventual width
Plant guarantee
Seeds will be replaced should they fail
Sold in store as mixed variety code
650 seeds
Pot size

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