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Clusters of small white flowers in summer over aromatic leaves.Use with tomato dishes and to make peso.Frost tender annual.Height 45cm.
FOR INDOOR SOWING
When: March to June.
Where: In pots of compost.
How: sow thinly, cover lightly with compost. Keep at 15-20 oC and keep moist.Seedlings appear 7-14 days.
Care:To grow outdoors gradually acclimitise to outside conditions (avoid frosts) then transport to a sunny growing position, 15cm apart.
Harvest: June to October
FOR OUTDOOR SOWING
When: May to June
Where: In a prepared seed bed in a sunny growing position.
How: sow thinly in 30cm apart, cover lightly with fine soil.Keep moist.
Care: When large enough to handle, thin 15cm apart, for a continuous supply make regular sowing.
Harvest: June to October.
Tip: Keep pinching out the growing tips to encourage new fresh growth.
|Planting Month||March, April, May, June|
|Harvest Month||June, July, August, September, October|
|Approx Seed Contents||580|
|Latin Name||Ocimum Basilicum|