Lake Valley Seed

Organic Basil Sweet Italian Heirloom

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Basil, Sweet Italian-Organic

Item 4279

Ocimum basilicum. Annual.

A traditional herb garden favorite, with large, rounded leaves and distinctive flavor. Easy to grow. Key ingredient in classic Italian pesto. Grows well in containers if kept watered.

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/4″ (6mm)

Plant Space: 18″ (46cm)

Row Space: 24″ (61cm)

Sprouts In: 7-21 days

Plant in a warm, sunny location with rich, moist soil in late spring. Basil loves heat and does not begin vigorous growth until night and day temperatures have warmed. Start indoors four weeks before last spring frost date.

Cut individual leaves at any time as needed for fresh use. Trim back entire plant to 4-5″ when it begins to flower.