Basil Sweet Genovese


Botanical Name: (Ocimum basilicum)

This is an aromatic herb which has many culinary uses, particularly popular in Mediterranean dishes. We hope you enjoy these basil seeds, just another great example of herb seeds from Mr Fothergill's!

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How To Grow

For direct sowing into the garden bed, sow in drills and thin to 12in (30cm) apart. Basil thrives in a rich, well drained soil and a warm, sheltered position. For potted or indoor growing, sow 0.25in (0.5cm) deep, preferably in separate peat pots to avoid root disturbance. Plant out from late October, spacing 12in (30cm) apart. Sow all year round to grow in pots on the windowsill.

When To Plant

South Island: Jan, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

North Island: Jan, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec


All year round as required