Culinary Blend Basil Seeds

Culinary Blend Basil Seeds

A Trio of Irresistible Basils!


(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Item # 52429-PK-P1
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$3.50
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55-85 days from sowing.

What a heavenly scent! This trio brings you sweet, spicy Genovese; purple-blushed Corsican; and tangy Lemon. Together they satisfy the basil lover?s every craving! Pollinator magnets, they are compact enough for containers as well as the sunny garden

Basil is easy to grow. Begin the seeds either indoors in late winter or direct-sow in spring. To start indoors, sow about 6 to 8 weeks before last scheduled frost. The seeds will germinate in 5 to 10 days. Transplant when they have 2 sets of true leaves, spacing the plants 18 to 24 inches apart in the garden, or individually in containers.

If you are direct-sowing outdoors, wait until the soil has thoroughly warmed up in spring. Then cover the seeds with about ¼-inch of soil, and thin the young plants to 12 to 15 inches apart when they are about 2 inches tall.

As your basil plants grow, pinch off the central stem when they are about 6 weeks old, and prune back each stem when it has more than 8 sets of leaves. (Cut it back to the first or second set of leaves, harvesting the rest.) If you keep your plants well pinched and pruned, you should be able to harvest up to half a cup of fresh leaves every week during the growing season!

Basil loves hot weather and plenty of sunshine, but it needs consistently moist, rich soil. Mulch these plants to retain moisture, and water heavily during dry spells. Harvest the plant before the cold weather sets in, as this will affect the leaves' texture and flavor. Freeze entire stems, with the leaves still attached, for best flavor retention, or dry the leaves for seasoning. Pkt is 100 seeds.