This bush basil is prized by chefs for its savory flavor. Super tiny, bright green leaves form a spherical shaped plant and the small leaves make a great garnish. 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.
This is low growing and much easier to manage than a standard basil plant. Very pungent and excellent for both salads and in cooking. I planted the seeds in mid-June and it was ready to use by July 20. Love it.