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Sweet Green Basil

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(Ocimum basilicum)
Our carefully selected, extra vigorous Sweet Green Basil strain yields delicious aromatic le...

Sale 20% Off

(Ocimum basilicum)
Our carefully selected, extra vigorous Sweet Green Basil strain yields delicious aromatic leaves. This fragrant basil is the soulmate of fresh sun-warmed garden tomatoes, and is good with onions, peppers, corn, potatoes, poultry and fish. Its delightful rich, spicy-sweet flavor with overtones of mint and cloves blends well with all other herbs. With our productive strain, you'll have an abundance to use lavishly all summer long.

Cooking With Fresh Basil

Seed Count: Approx. 500 / Weight: 1 gm
$ 2.23 $ 2.79

ANNUAL

Summer/fall harvest
Heat-loving, frost tender

 

TO PLANT DIRECTLY INTO THE GARDEN

When late spring weather has thoroughly warmed up, sow seeds 1 inch apart in well worked, fertile soil in full sun. Cover 1/4 inch deep, firm soil and keep seed bed moist. Germination takes 1 to 2 weeks. After seedlings are well established, thin or transplant 8 inches apart to allow plants room to mature.

 

TO START EARLY INDOORS

Sow 1 inch apart in seed starting mix, 4 to 6 weeks before last expected frost. Keep warm and moist, and provide a good light source. When seedlings are large enough to handle and nights reach 50°F (10°C), acclimate gradually to outdoor conditions before planting in the garden.

 

GROWING NOTES

Remember — for success with this easy to grow herb, it is critical to sow or transplant basil into garden beds only when late spring day and nighttime temperatures stay above 50°F (10°C). Harvest sprays of leaves by snipping stems just above two new sprouting lateral branches to encourage lush foliage. Keep flower buds pinched off to extend harvesting and feed regularly to promote new growth.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

June
April – June
Full sun
1 inch apart
1/4 inch deep
7 – 14 days
1 – 1 1/2 feet

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

June
April – June
Full sun
1 inch apart
1/4 inch deep
7 – 14 days
1 – 1 1/2 feet

Cold Winters

June

Mild Winters

April – June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

1 inch apart
1/4 inch deep

Days To Germinate

7 – 14 days

Mature Height

1 – 1 1/2 feet

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