Herb, Basil: Greek Miniature
CERTIFIED ORGANIC, HEIRLOOM SEED, 1 packet (100 seeds)
Ocimum basilicum (30 days baby leaf, 60 days full plant harvest) This early bush miniature basil grows into a rounded mound of miniature leaves. Prized in kitchens and restaurants for its sweet, savory flavor. Its uniform compact growing habit is well suited to container gardening and will serve as an atttractive accent plant in your flower garden. Bright green miniature leaves form a topiary-like plant, perfect for the kitchen counter or as an ornamental table-topper.
Start indoors 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting out- side. Direct seed outside 1 to 2 weeks after your aver- age last frost date, and when soil temperature is over 60°F. Germinates best in soils 70-90°F. Basil is very sensitive to cold. Plant 1⁄4” deep, 2-3 seeds per foot; when 2” tall, thin to 8-12”. Transplant with 12” spac- ing when nighttime temperatures are warmer than 50°F. Emergence 5-10 days.