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Four basils in one packet – Genovese, small leaved lemon basil, dark leaved Opal and purple green Ararat – make this a must for lovers of Mediterranean food. All are warmly aromatic and look so attractive.

  • Aromatic blend
  • Decorative
  • Product Details
  • How to Sow
  • Tips & Advice

Sowing Time

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Indoors

 

Harvest Time

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowering

Plant Spacing

30cm (12in)

 

30cm (12in)

Sowing Indoors

  • Sow thinly into pots of multi-purpose compost (1.3cm or 1/2 in deep)
  • Cover lightly with more compost
  • Put the pot in a warm place (10-15C) such as a windowsill and keep moist

 

Growing On

  • Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from direct sunlight
  • When large enough to handle, transplant to 8cm (3in)pots, allowing 3 or 4 seedlings per pot

 

Growing Outdoors

  • Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks and then plant from June to August
  • Allow 30cm (12in) between each groups pf plants
  • Choose a sunny, sheltered spot for best results

 

Harvest

Indoors: January – December

Outdoors: July-October

Growing Tips

  • Alternatively, sow pinches of seed in 8cm pots
  • Allow plants to mature in the pots on a warm windowsill for a year round supply

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