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Sweet Genovese Basil

$3.25

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Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Sweet Genovese Basil

USDA ORGANIC

3 in stock

85 days. A select large-leaf strain. Use fresh or dried for flavoring sauces, soups, dressings, and pesto. Our most popular basil. Small packet (0.2g ~ 110 seeds)

Basil

Ocimum basilicum unless noted.

How to Grow: Annual. Germination: 5-14 days, 70-75°F. Harvest starts about 10 weeks after sowing. Basil is a pick-and-come-again herb which produces well when heavily picked. Grows best in well-drained rich soil. Sensitive to frost. Direct sow after all danger of frost, or start indoors 4 weeks before last frost. Lightly cover seed (no more than two times the depth of the seed).

Spacing: In flats space seeds ½” apart. Thin to 2” apart and transplant in 3-4 weeks. Direct sow 3-4 seeds every 12”. Thin to one plant when plants have 4 leaves.

Medicinal: Basil has been used as a carminative. Research indicates that it may inhibit gastric acid secretion. Holy basil has additional medicinal properties.