Basil Lemon Organic Seeds

Basil Lemon Organic Seeds

Ocimum basilicum var. citriodorum

Item #6133

Annual. There are dozens of ways to use Lemon basil in the kitchen. It makes a great pesto or chiffonade to top fish or shrimp, adds an extra kick to flavored vinegars, is an excellent accompaniment to light pastas like angel hair (capelli d’angelo) or bow tie (farfalle), and adds a tangy note to citrus or blueberry desserts. More compact than many other basil varieties, so it’s perfect in small spaces. Can be grown indoors in a warm, south window! Recipe for Basil Herb Oil inside packet.

This packet sows eight 10-foot rows.



Annual

Full Sun
to Part Shade

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 12"

Row Spacing:
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 temperature is at least 60°F. Basil is very sensitive to frost. Must have warm temperatures to germinate.

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

Artist: Roberta Lutgens



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