Annual. Thai basil is a popular herb in Southeast
Asian cuisine and is a flavorful
garnish served with Vietnamese
pho (a savory broth of noodles and
meat). It holds its flavor and texture
better after cooking than other basil
varieties and adds a kick to salads
when sliced and eaten fresh. Sweet
Thai’s dark purple flowers and
intoxicating scent make it a beautiful
addition to the flower garden. A
terrific container variety.
This packet sows seven 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: Donna Clement
Many herbs are easily preserved by drying, and hold their flavor well when dry. Simply cut a handful of stems and rubber band them or tie them together with a piece of string, then hang them…More…