Basil Dolce Vita Blend Organic Seeds

Basil Dolce Vita Blend Organic Seeds

Ocimum basilicum

Item #6117

Annual. Ideal for containers, this unique blend of basils is designed to provide exquisite culinary delights in your kitchen, color and form to your garden, and texture and scent for your floral arrangements. Includes equal parts of Cinnamon, Genovese, Tall Lemon, Lime, Mammoth, and Purple Petra basils.

This packet sows sixteen 10-foot rows..


Full sun
to part shade

18"-30" tall
10"-12" wide

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 12"

When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is 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 your average last frost.

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 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 frost (38°F and below), harvest crop immediately; basil is very frost sensitive.

Artist: Laurie Peters

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