Sweet Basil Seeds (Ocimum basilicum)

Sweet Basil Seeds (Ocimum basilicum)

Item #: 631060
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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 Thomas Jefferson requested a supply of this pot-herb from his neighbor George Divers in 1820.

Sow seeds indoors 4 weeks before last frost at 70 degrees F, transplant to cell-packs or small pots once they have several true leaves, then transplant to well-drained soil after all danger of frost has passed. Keep plants pinched back to promote bushy growth. Approximately 90 seeds per packet.

Exposure Planting Method Planting Depth Plant Spacing Size at Maturity Zone
Full Sun Transplant Surface Sow 10-12” apart 12-18”H Tender Annual

Line Drawing from Herbs Coloring Book by Stefen Bernath (1977)

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