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.
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.