Basil Thai - Mr. Fothergill's Seeds
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- Remove flowers to prolong picking.
- Distinct licorice flavour.
- Used in Thai and oriental dishes.
- A native of South East Asia.
Approx. 300 Seeds
Sow and grow indoors for all year round crops. Sow 0.5cm (¼") deep, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions.
For earlier outdoor crops, sow indoors March-May. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out into warm, well-drained soil, 20cm (8") apart, during May-July. Alternatively, plants can be grown on a light windowsill.
Sow outdoors March-May for ease, where they are to crop, 0.5cm (¼") deep, directly into finely prepared soil, which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 20cm (8") apart. For a continuous supply, make sowings at two to three week intervals. Harvest: Leaves are best picked immediately before use (outdoor crops from June).
For maximum flavour, leaves should be added to cooked dishes at the last minute.