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Osmin Basil

Ocimum basilicum

Faster growth and a practically 100% true dark maroon color distinguish this basil variety from Switzerland as an improvement over the other purple basils. Useful not only as a beautiful and fragrant ornamental--in pots, beds, or kitchen gardens--but also as a culinary herb for colorful and flavorful pesto, vinaigrette's, salads, etc.           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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    SL
    05/07/2018
    Sandra Lindberg
    central Illinois

    Doing well

    I started this one inside under lights. Almost 100% germination. A slower grower, but doing well in outdoor greenhouse in pots. When it's more reliably warm here, this basil will go out in a spot with 8 hours of morning and midday sun, but a little high shade in the afternoon. Hope it's going to be bushy and happy :)