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Basil Lovers Seed Collection (Small)

Price: $11.95
Product Code:  GS-BL
Availability:  In Stock
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Our Basil Lover’s Seed Collection contains a beautiful and delicious bouquet of basil varieties. This diverse collection provides a basil variety for every culinary purpose; from stir-fry to pesto, teas, or baked goods.    

Set includes 5 full-size packets of hand-selected heirloom seed varieties*:

  • Cinnamon Basil - A hearty herb that has a mild cinnamon flavor and fragrance. Wonderful for tea or baked goods.
  • Genovese Basil - Perhaps the most popular type of basil, with a strong fragrance and flavor that can be enjoyed all summer long. Perfect for pesto.
  • Large Leaf Basil - A sweet basil with very large leaves. One or two leaves with a tomato slice is divine.  
  • Thai Basil - Sweet and spicy with a hint of licorice flavor. Perfect for stir-fries or rice dishes.
  • Purple Dark Opal Basil -  Regal deep purple leaves make this sweet basil ideal for salads, garnishes, vinegars or microgreens.


Packed in a Reusable Tin that's ideal for seed storage and perfect for gift giving.

*Selections based on availability. Rare varieties may be replaced with another just as great!

Germination Temperature Planting Depth Days to Germination Plant Spacing Row Spacing Sun
65-85 1/4" 5-10 4 seeds every 10" 24-36" Full

 

Planting Instructions:
Sow outdoors 1-2 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperatures are warm. Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before transplant.

Additional Tips:
Easy to grow from seed.

Wait to sow until outdoor nighttime temperatures are above 50°F.

Basil is very frost sensitive.

Harvesting:
Basil should be harvested before the plant flowers and is best harvested in the morning to maintain fresh flavor. Avoid harvesting in the late afternoon heat.

Basil leaves grow in sets of two and the leaves are positioned exactly opposite from each other on the stem. If you examine the point where the leaves meet the stem, you should see two sets of tiny leaves growing out of the junction. To harvest, pinch or cut each stem directly above a set of leaves to encourage the development of bushy lateral branches for greater leaf production.

After harvesting, place the basil in a short glass or vase of water and store away from direct sunlight. This will help to keep it fresh until you’re ready to use.

Companion Plants:
Basil is a benefical companion to many plants. It is known to repel flies, mosquitoes, asparagus beetle, and tomato hornworms.
Plant with cucumberpepperstomatoes.

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