Italian Large Leaf Basil

Italian Large Leaf Basil

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Basil is an Italian Herb for seasoning soups, stews and sauces.

Basil can be used either fresh or dried.

Basil can be easily grown in pots or containers either indoors or outside. Basil is a great herb to grow for patio, apartment or rooftop gardens.

SOWING ... Plant basil seed outdoors after danger of frost is past or start indoors 4 to 6 weeks earlier. Plant sweet basil in rows 2 feet apart, spacing seeds 1/2 inch apart in the row. Cover sweet basil seed with 1/8 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until plants start to grow.

THINNING ... When basil plants are 3 to 6 inches tall, thin or transplant 1 foot apart in the row.

GERMINATION ... Sweet basil seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Lower basil leaves are picked allowing newer leaves to grow. Makes an attractive addition to any flower bed.

Matures in 70 Days

Height 18 to 24 inches

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