Sweet Basil’s pungent leaves are delicious in tomato, cheese, egg, and fish dishes. Pick anytime for fresh use and pinch tops when 15 cm (6") tall to encourage branching. This annual herb is sensitive to frost and can be planted indoors.
Preparation Ideas: Always add it just before serving to cooked dishes as its flavor diminishes with cooking.
Instructions: Start indoors near a sunny window 6 weeks before transplanting to the garden. Or, sow in the garden in full sun when frost danger is over and ground is warm. Performs best in rows 2 feet apart. Thin or transplant plants to 10 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall.
1 gram / approximately 650-675 seeds