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Sweet Geovese (Ocimum basilicum)

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Sweet Geovese (Ocimum basilicum)

Description (half hardy Annual)

Easy to grow (on your windowsill) Sweet basil is perfect for making pesto and mixing with tomato based dishes. The aroma they give out in the summer is amazing.

Plant

March to August

Harvest

Pick the leaves once the plant is 10cm or larger. Pick regularly to promote new growth.

Growing Instructions

Plant as a bunch 20cm apart in well drained soil preferably in full sun on your windowsill/conservatory or in a sunny warm position in your garden. Basil love warmer climates, and will start to look terrible or even die if left too cold, Keep well watered until established and in dry weather. They are very fussy about being soggy though, so be careful.