Basil Thai

Overview

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

A wonderful aromatic herb with beautiful purple-green leaves and a milder flavour than Sweet Basil. It makes an excellent potted herb and can be grown successfully indoors or outdoors. Useful as a border plant and can be grown well in pots and containers. Basil prefers warm conditions and full sun.

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

Sow in the growing position, 5mm (1/4in) deep, spaced 30cm (12in) apart. Keep moist. Seeds can be sown year-round in pots. Basil thrives best in a sheltered position with well-drained soil. Staking the plants with bamboo prevents them collapsing in adverse weather. Pick the leaves as needed and remove flower heads to keep the plants producing vigorous leaves.

When To Plant

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

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

Harvest

As required