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Holy Basil

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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




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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A Pinetree Garden Seeds Customer
Marcy S.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Excellent as Always!

I absolutely love shopping with Pinetree Garden Seeds. I have honestly had a terrible year getting things going not because of Pinetree seeds germination (I have always had excellent success) or quality but because the covid pandemic and my own health issues dealing with MS and having a house guest 24/7 during the past 8 months. I have started not nearly enough of my seeds but they are all amazing so far! Thank you again. I hope that I can share some amazing photos as I did last year of the amazing seeds in full bloom or production. I just started Holy Basil in my greenhouse and am hoping we have a LATE summer and mild fall and late winter because I hope I have them all growing beautifully. Thanks for excellent service and great products.

Showandah T.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Always a pleasure

Pinetree has a very good selection and good prices to go with it. These seeds arrived too late to use them this year, but I've stashed them away for 2021. Here's to all those new gardeners out there - keep it up!

Wendy K.
I recommend this product

I plant this almost every year just so I can smell it! It has the most beautiful scent of any plant I know. I wish I could find a perfume with the scent. They are fairly easy to grow but you can't just throw them in the dirt and forget them. I cover them with a dusting of seed-starting soil mix and keep them watered until they sprout. After that they are pretty hardy.

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Susan S.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Holy Basil -Tulsi

I planted a couple of these seeds and got a wonderful, healthy plant. I plant many, many seeds of different kinds and only get about a 50% germination, so I am impressed that these seeds took off. I started it from a seed in a little container and planted it in the garden box when it got big. The plant took off and grew into a large plant quickly. But someone told me I needed to remove the plant from being around tomatoes, so I replanted it in a large pot. It is still growing and now it has seeds on it which I removed. This plant is great and I will use it in tea to help with sleep. I have another one growing in a little pot and it looks just as healthy as the first one. I will have to find a very large pot to transplant it into soon.

Pinetree Garden Seeds Holy Basil Review
Phyllis M.
United States
Tulsi--Holy basil

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