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Sweet Basil Seeds (Ocimum basilicum)

$2.95
Item #:
631060
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
631060
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

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.

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

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