Herb - Basil, Cinnamon, ORGANIC
ORGANIC Ocimum basilicum This Mexican variety has a fantastic deep, spicy flavor that pairs well with both Latin and Asian dishes. Distinctive violet stems, with emerald green 2" leaves. Smells heavenly! Try it julienned with fresh fruit, or as a surprisingly refreshing tea. Average height is 18". Approx. seeds per packet = 110 Packet $2.95 Packet weight 0.2 grams
|Average Seed / oz||Seed / 100' Row||Average Yield / 100' Row||Days to Harvest|
|18000||1 gr||40-50 lbs||65-75|
|Planting Season||Ideal Soil Temp||Sun||Frost Tolerance|
|After Last Frost||65-85°F||Full Sun||Frost Sensitive|
|Sowing Method||Seed Depth||Direct Seed Spacing||Seeds Per Packet|
|Transplant or Direct Seed||1/4"||2-4"||110|
|Mature Spacing||Days to Sprout||Production Cycle||Seed Viability|
Basil is a frost sensitive annual that prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
Start basil seeds indoors 2-4 weeks before the last frost. Optimal soil temperatures for germination are 65-85°F. Transplant outdoors once the danger of frost has passed. Sow seeds ¼" deep and 2-4" apart. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Thin seedlings so mature plants are 10-14" apart. Seeds can also be direct sown outdoors once the danger of frost has passed. Basil also does well in containers.
Harvest leaves frequently throughout the growing season by pinching or snipping. For a continued harvest, remove any flowers that form. Leaves can be used fresh or dried in many dishes.