Herb, Basil: Sweet Thai
CERTIFIED ORGANIC SEED, 1 packet (100 seeds)
Ocimum basilicum (30 days baby leaf, 60 days full plant harvest) Authentic Thai basil flavor; holds flavor and texture better than other basil varieties during cooking. Sweet, anise-like flavor with a hint of clove, licorice, mint and citrus. Lovely potted herb, edible bedding plant, and beautiful cut flower. Narrow green 2" leaves with dark purple stems and flowers and an intoxicating scent make it a beautiful addition to the flower garden. A bee magnet.
Start indoors 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outside. Direct seed outside 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is over 60°F. Germinates best in soils 70-90°F. Plant 1⁄4” deep, 2-3 seeds per foot; when 2” tall, thin to 8-12”. Transplant with 12” spacing when nighttime temperatures are warmer than 50°F. Emergence 5-10 days.