The enticing and lovely aromatic herb from central Africa to Southeast Asia. Four main species are commonly used around the world. Most live as perennials in their tropical and subtropical homelands. its medicinal value is equal to its well known culinary excellence. Commonly grown in hot garden areas with Solanaceous plants like tomatoes and chiles. They thrive in well drained neutral PH soils rich in organic matter. Wonderful Summer Garden icons. Memory inducing essential oil.
An absolutely legendary heirloom from Italy - an essential ingredient in basil pesto. Thrives in heat. May be sown to ground in long-summer areas, or started indoors and set out after last-frost date of spring. Remove flower buds promptly to prolong harvest.
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8-12 hours of sun. Ideal temps 70-85 degrees F.
Seed Depth 1/4", Plant Spacing 8-12"