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Basil

Sweet Italian
basil Sweet Italian

Salad Green, Aromatic, Many Uses, Easy to Grow

Description

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

Planting

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.

Care

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.

Harvest

Cut leaves as needed.

Hint

Dry leaves for later use or for maximum flavor freezing is preferred.

Growing Guide and Additional Tips
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