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Bush Basil

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.

PLANTING

Annual 

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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