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Lettuce Leaf Basil

Ocimum basilicum crispum

This variety originated in Japan. The large (3 to 5 inch) leaves are light, bright green. The flavor and fragrance are wonderful. The large leaves make it easy to pick and great to use as flavorful wrappers stuffed with different mixtures.  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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