Sweet Basil, native to Europe, is used fresh or dried as an aromatic culinary seasoning. It was common in America by the late 1700s, and Jefferson requested a supply of this pot-herb from his neighbor George Divers in 1820. Bushy plants grow to two feet and prefer full sun and light, well-drained soil with even moisture. Sweet Basil is an easily grown annual from seed. Direct sow or transplant to the garden after the last frost.
Approximately 90 seeds per pack.
Line Drawing from Herbs Coloring Book by Stefen Bernath (1977)