Basil Greek Yevani Organic Seeds

Basil Greek Yevani Organic Seeds

Ocimum basilicum minimum

Item #6043

Annual. Now anyone can grow basil, even if you garden only in containers! This small-leaved, 12" diameter, 6" tall, mounded basil doesn’t give up any flavor compared to other basils; it has a very strong basil taste and fragrance that makes “a little go a long way.” Very slow to bolt. Excellent border plant for the flower garden!

This packet sows eight 10‑foot rows.



Annual

Full sun to part shade

6” tall
12” wide

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/4”

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 12”

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


When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperatures are at least 60°F. Basil is very sensitive to frost. Must have warm temperatures to germinate. Successive Sowings: Every 2 to 4 weeks for most tender crop.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting outside.

Harvesting: Basil is typically harvested before the plant flowers. Flavor is best 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 at a time, but never harvest more than 1/3 of the plant if you want it to keep producing. If there is any chance of temperatures dropping to 32°F, harvest crop immediately; basil is very frost sensitive.

Artist: Susan DiMarchi



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