Italian Large Leaf Basil

Italian Large Leaf Basil - Seeds & Bulbs

Basil - Italian Large Leaf
(Ocimum basilicum)

There is nothing like the smell of basil! Basil has so many uses: Italian foods, vinegars, fish, poultry, rice, mild vegetables, and in salads. There is no more useful herb. In a warm, south window, you can grow basil indoors during the winter. One packet will plant one 75-foot row.

Average Count: 1700 Seeds per packet
Approximate seeds per ounce: 10,000
Approximate seeds per pound: 160,000

Plant Type: Annual
When to Sow Outside: In spring, 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil is warm
When to Sow Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting outside.
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: 1"
Row Spacing: 1'
Days to Emerge: 5-10
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 6" to 12" apart.

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