Basil Custom Blend HEIRLOOM Seeds

Basil Custom Blend HEIRLOOM Seeds

Ocimum basilicum

Item #5020

Annual. This unique blend of basils will provide you with exquisite culinary delights for your kitchen, texture and scent for your flower arrangements, color and form for your flower beds. Includes: Lemon Basil, Anise Basil, Cinnamon Basil, Red Rubin Basil, Dark Opal Basil, Thai Basil, and Genovese Basil. See inside of packet for suggested uses of these superior, outstanding varieties.

This packet plants five 10-foot rows or 5 successive sowings of 10-foot rows.



Annual

Full sun

12”-24” tall
10”-12” wide

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/4”

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4
seeds every
6”-12”

Thinning:
When 2” tall,
thin to 1
every 6”-12”


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when temperatures are warm. Basil is very sensitive to frost.

When to start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before sowing outside.

Special sowing instructions: Must have warm temperatures; wait to sow until nighttime temperatures are above 50° F.

Harvesting: Basil should be harvested before the plant flowers. The leaves have more flavor when harvested in the morning. The young, top leaves taste the best, and should be used fresh; the older leaves may be used for vinegar and pesto. Cut a few stems but never more than 1/3 of the plant. Wash stems, gently shake dry, and strip the leaves off the stem. If there is any chance of temperature dropping to 32° F, harvest crop immediately; basil is very frost sensitive.

Artist: Renee Jorgensen



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