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Grow Organic Basil, Sweet

Grow Organic Basil, Sweet

Grow Organic



Description

Basil - Sweet - Ocimum basilicum

Tender Annual Sweet basil is a slow-bolting variety that makes a wonderful pesto, and is a great choice for taking to market. Its dark-green leaves are broad and uniform.

Did You Know? Basil is rich in vitamin K and beta-carotene, natural anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Soil Temperature: 75-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 5-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-24"
Days To Maturity: 70-80 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 8"-10"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 250 Seeds

Features

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Container Compatible
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Edible Flower
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Drying
  • Greenhouse Compatible
  • Requires Summer Water

Characteristics

Organic Status :
Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Herbaceous
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Usage : Attracts Bees/Butterflies
Plant Usage : Culinary Herb
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 5.6 - 6.0
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun
Useful Plant Part : Leaves

Planting and Care



Soil & Water: Plant in full sun in well-draining soil. Basil does not require fertile soil, however it performs best when organic matter is added. Provide even water throughout development.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost, or sow directly once soil temperatures have reached at least 70°F. Pinch ends during development for a bushy plant. Sow heavily and thin to the most vigorous seedlings. Basil will not perform below 50°F; pot indoors during winter for a year-round supply.

Harvesting & Storage: Regular harvesting will keep production high. Use leaves fresh or frozen. Remove flower stalks to extend harvest. Be sure to make the last harvest prior to first frost.


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