Packet size: 3 ¼" x 4 ½"
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Sweet Basil - Genovese
Perhaps best known as a delectable ingredient in pesto and caprese salad, fragrant basil is a delicious and nutritious addition to a wide variety of recipes. A member of the mint family, along with other culinary herbs like sage, rosemary and lavender, basil has been cultivated worldwide for over 5,000 years. But distinctive basil serves some other important functions as well: it acts as a repellent to certain garden pests and its beneficial essential oils are used in a variety of natural, holistic products.
Sweet Basil Planting Directions -
To start inside plant seeds 1/4 inch deep in starting mix. Transplant 10" apart after all danger of frost has passed. To start outside plant in late spring when danger of frost is passed. Thin to 10" apart. Great for both containers and gardens! Very frost sensitive.
- Lifecycle: annual
- Time to Maturity: about 2 1/2 months
- Sun Requirement: sun
- Spacing: 8"
- Depth: 1/4 inch
- Packet Weight: 500mg
- Bloom Season: n/a
- Height: n/a
- Uses: edible, dried, container, indoor/outdoor
- Seeds/Oz: 10,000
- Ideal Germination Temperature: 65F
- Sowing Method: Transplant