Basil - PETRA RED - 200 seeds - Large dark red/purple leaves. Makes an attractive addition to salads. Ideal for pots on the windowsill or in the herb garden.
Basil - GREEK - 300 Seeds - Fine leaved miniature basil with small leaves and good scent. Forms a very neat and compact bush. This bush is composed of a countless number of tiny, little, thin leaves, each less than ¼ in. in length, and with a delicious strong scent. This shape and scent make the plant suitable for growing in virtually any horticultural department:- kitchen or herb garden, beds, borders, path edging, window boxes and patios, not forgetting the greenhouse! Easily grown as an annual. 1-1½ ft.
Basil - SWEET - True Italian - 900 seeds - Grow as a half-hardy annual Healthy eating – Aromatic leaves ideal for Soups, stews, Pizza, pasta and salads. Basil is a great starter herb for beginner growers. It is easy to grow, as long as it is kept warm and sheltered, and tastes delicious.
Basil - LEMON - 200 seeds - A special basil with lemon fragrance. Grows to 30 cm
Ideal selection of basils for herb garden or in pots on windowsill
How to grow Basil Sow Indoors thinly roughly 5 seeds per 5 cm pot in Spring to early summer. Cover the seeds with compost and keep warm and watered. When seedlings emerge, place in a warm and light spot. You can cover with a bag to aid germination, which takes approx 14-21 days Prick out the weaker seedlings, leaving just 3 plants per pot. When they have more than 5 ‘true’ leaves, transplant to their final positions wait until frost risk has passed to plant out and space 23 cm apart. Can also be grown on indoors The main requirement of Basil is plenty of sunshine.