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Herb - Sweet Basil Seeds

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HOW TO GROW SWEET BASIL SEEDS

Prepare seed starting trays, newspaper pots, or peat pots about seven weeks before the last frost in your area. Fill with sterile seed starting medium. Sow 2-3 sweet basil seeds per cell or pot, planting them one centimeter deep and firming the soil well over the top. Until germination, keep the trays or pots warm (20-25 °C) and moist. Germination should occur in about a week under ideal conditions. Thin seedlings to just one per cell after they have at least one set of true leaves.

CARE AFTER GERMINATION OF SWEET BASIL

You should pinch off the top set of true leaves once the seedlings have six sets. Strong, bushy plants will result. As your basil plants grow, you can pot them up into increasingly larger containers. Bury the stems for solid plants. Make sure they have lots of light. Basil needs full sunlight to thrive. Give it time to grow. Provide a warm environment for it. Basil is not tolerant of cold weather. 

SWEET BASIL USES AND HEALTH BENEFITS

The sweetness of sweet basil enhances the taste of tomato-flavored dishes, making it a key ingredient in a delicious pesto sauce. Sweet basil can be used to flavor beans, cheeses, chicken, eggs, fish, marinades, marrows, mushrooms, pasta, pasta sauces, and salads. The eugenol in basil can block calcium channels, which may help to lower blood pressure. The essential oils can lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the herb. 

Note: Information provided for guidance only, as cultural practices and climatic circumstances vary.

Specifications:

  • Season: Summer
  • USDA Zones: 10-11
  • Days to Harvest: 60 Days.
  • Height: 12-24 inches
  • Soil Type: Moist
  • Temperature: 15-18 degree celcius
  • Kingdom: Plantae 
  • Clade: Tracheophytes, Angiosperms, Eudicots, Asterids 
  • Order: Lamiales 
  • Family: Lamiaceae 
  • Genus: Ocimum 
  • Species: O. basilicum
  • Uses: Beneficial Herb

Shipping Information:

  • Ireland & Northern Ireland: Orders placed before 4 p.m. will be delivered the next day, otherwise usually two working days. 
  • Shipping Cost: From 2,00 Euros
  • Rest of the World : 3-11 Working Days
  • Shipping Cost: From 2,90 Euros
  • - Except for Australia & New Zealand, shipping costs are from 3.50 Euros.

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