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Holy Basil

Ocimum basilicum sanctum

This 2 foot plant is perennial in some climates. It is sacred to the Hindu people and is often grown around their temples. It has a warm, spicy scent of cloves. The reddish-tinted leaves are used in salads or cold dishes, but never cooked. 100 seeds.

 Holy Basil

 

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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    11/09/2018
    Phyllis M.
    United States

    Tulsi--Holy basil

    Growing in the window now--about one inch tall.