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Sweet Basil Seeds (Ocimum basilicum)

$3.95
Item #:
631060
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Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
631060
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
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Description

Sweet Basil, native to Europe, is used fresh or dried as an aromatic culinary seasoning.  It was common in America by the late 1700's, and Thomas Jefferson requested a supply of this pot-herb from his neighbor George Divers in 1820. Jefferson-documented: This plant was documented by Thomas Jefferson in his Garden Book, Notes on the State of Virginia, or other writings.

Native Distribution: Tropical Asia


Sow Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) 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 Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) seeds per packet.

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