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.
Days to Emerge:
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