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Ocimum basilicum minimum.
A compact mound of tiny light green leaves with white flowers, of equal value in both the landscape and the kitchen. Imparts a delicate spicy flavor to food and is especially good in soups. Just 8 inches tall, it can be grown in pots. 100 seeds.
Germination: 5-10 days
Seed Planting Depth: Lightly cover
Seeding Indoors/Outdoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 65-70 degrees soil temperatures.Transplant 6-12" apart. Sow outdoors in the late spring when soil warms to 70 degrees. Thin to 4-12" apart , less space apart for baby sized basil and more for mature plants.
Light Needs: Sun
Soil Needs: Fertile, moist soil
Uses: Culinary, medicinal, attracts bees and beneficials.
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I grew the bush basil last summer. It was compact. Great for sneaking in between tomatoes and peppers. The flavor was basil with a spicy kick. My family loved it. A nice change from the large leaf sweet basil.