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Basil - Herb Basil Sweet (Approx 600 seeds)

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Imagine being able to add freshly picked Sweet Basil to your pasta tomato sauces, for that true flavour of Italy sow and grow this lovey aromatic herb.

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Sweet Basil is the classic Italian herb, used with tomato dishes it is a long established marriage made in heaven. Traditionally used to make pesto this aromatic herb is very easy to sow and grow.

Sow Sweet Basil thinly on the surface of a good seed compost in a propagator on a windowsill or in a glasshouse on trays or in pots at approx 10-15°C from late February to mid April. Cover seeds with 6mm of sieved compost, grow on until they are large enough to plant out at 23cm apart when all risk of frost has passed.

Sweet Basil has a height and spread of 21-30cm, Being a Mediterranean plant Basil grows best in a well drained soil in a sunny position. Do not let plants flower as they will then set seed and die off.

Average packet contents 600 seeds

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Short name Basil (Approx 600 seeds)
Sub title Herb Basil Sweet
Brand Suttons
Drainage Keep dry
Drought Resistance Yes
Ease of Care Easy
Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
Flowering Period June - October
Flower Colour Green
Foliage colour Green
Fragrance Yes
Habit Bushy
Hardiness Half hardy annual
Maturity time 12 weeks
Plant Size Seeds
Plant Type Seeds
Height & Spread 40cm
Rate of growth Germination within 21 days
Required maintenance Sow thinly
Season of Interest Summer - Autumn
Soil Type Fertile
Sun or Shade Full Sun
Water Requirements Little water required
Where to Plant Vegetable patch

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