Basil Dolce Vita Blend Organic Seeds

Basil Dolce Vita Blend Organic Seeds

Ocimum basilicum

Item #6117

Annual. A unique blend of basils designed to provide you with exquisite culinary delights for your kitchen, color and form for your garden, and texture and scent for your floral arrangements. Includes equal parts of Cinnamon, Genovese, Tall Lemon, Lime, Mammoth, and Purple Petra basils.

This packet plants five 10-foot rows or 5 successive sowings of 10-foot rows.



Annual

Full sun

18”-30” tall
10”-12” wide

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/4”

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4
seeds every
6”-12”

Thinning:
When 2” tall,
thin to 1
every 6”-12”


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when temperatures are warm. Basil is very sensitive to frost.

When to start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before planting outside.

Special sowing instructions: Easy to grow from seed. Must have warm temperatures; wait to sow until nighttime temperatures are above 50° F.

Harvesting: Basil should be harvested before the plant flowers. The leaves have more flavor when harvested in the morning. The young, top leaves taste the best, and should be used fresh; the older leaves may be used for vinegar and pesto. Cut a few stems but never more than 1/3 of the plant. Wash stems, gently shake dry, and strip the leaves off the stem. If there is any chance of temperature dropping to 32° F, harvest crop immediately; basil is very frost sensitive.

Artist: Laurie Peters



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