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  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

basil 'Sweet'

basil 'Sweet' or Ocimum basilicum 'Presto Genovese'

15% OFF Herbs
approx 750 seeds £2.49 £2.12
£2.49 £2.12
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  • Position: full sun, sheltered and warm or a sunny windowsill
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well drained

    This sweet basil can be used to make Presto Genovese. No Italian cooking is complete without the aromatic flavour of basil, a tender leafy herb with fat, glossy green leaves. Grow in a container in a sunny spot on the patio or indoors on a bright windowsill and keep well-watered for a plentiful supply. Chop finely over tomatoes or blend with olive oil for the best pesto ever.

  • Growing Instructions: Sow seeds into pots of free-draining seed compost on a warm, sunny windowsill or in a greenhouse from late spring. Protect seedlings from slugs and cold and keep well-watered as they grow. Plant out into the herb garden or into roomy pots or troughs from early summer, after all threat of frost has passed, allowing 15-20cm between plants. Pick plants over regularly and remove any developing flowerheads immediately to prevent bolting (running to seed) and to encourage lots of fresh young leaves.

  • Sow: April-June

  • Harvest: July onwards

  • Approximate quantity: 750 seeds
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