Sweet Italian Bushy Annual, Easy to Grow, Fresh or Dried
There is nothing like fresh, Sweet Basil to enhance a recipe or meal. If you do any Italian cooking at all this is a must for your herb collection. Basil can be added to salads, soups, tomato and cheese dishes and omelets. Fresh or Dried.
Seed Depth: .25 in.
Row Spacing: 12 in.
Seed Spacing: 1 in.
Plant Spacing: 10 in.
Days to Sprout: 7-14
Days to Harvest: 80-90
Basil is an annual that is best planted in spring but in mild climates can be sowed year round. It needs sun, average moisture and well drained soil. Plant seeds each month for a steady supply of fresh herbs.
Thin when plants are 2 inches tall. Provide an even supply of water. Mulch regularly. Pinch plants back regularly to encourage side growth and remove flower stalks.
Cut leaves as needed.
Dry leaves for later use or for maximum flavor freezing is preferred.