No garden is complete without a few plants of basil! Use in salad dressings, tomato dishes, or with chicken and fish. Process leaves then add piñon nuts, parmesan cheese, fresh garlic, and olive oil to create pesto for pasta dishes.
Plant in a warm sunny location with rich, moist soil. Basil loves warm weather and does not begin vigorous growth until night and day temperatures have warmed in late spring. Start outdoors in late spring or indoors four weeks early. Keep a small pot on a sunny kitchen windowsill all winter long.
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Seed Space: 1"
- Sprouts In: 8-10 days
- Thin Height: 2"
- Thin Space: 12"
- Plant Height: 18-30"
Cut individual leaves at any time as needed for fresh use. Trim back entire plant to four inches when it begins flowering. Dry or freeze for later use.