Herb Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd
Lemon Basil has aromatic small ovate green leaves with a lovely lemony basil flavour. It is a very versatile herb and perfect to use with fish, chicken, Oriental style dishes or as a fresh leaf torn into a summer salad, baked with cakes, infused with vinegar or even an ingredient in Pot Pourri.
Lemon basil is a neat, compact plant reaching 30cm tall and if allowed to flower produces small pinkish flowers. These flowers look lovely scattered on salads etc but the leaves do have the best flavour picked before flowering so there is a compromise to be made. it is ideal for growing indoors all year round and is an ideal windowsill plant as well as suited to growing in pots in the garden.
Lemon Basil Herb Seed Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx 300 seeds per pack.|
Sunny, sheltered but well drained soil. Does not like too much of the mid day sun. Also indoors on a windowsill or a greenhouse.
|When to Sow:||
Indoors: Jan to Dec
Outdoors: May to June.
|How to Sow:||Sow seed indoors in trays of seed compost 5mm deep and cover with finely sieved compost or vermiculite. Cover & keep at a temperature of between 18-20ŒÁC. Keep watered and germination will take place in about 7-14 days. When the seeds have germinated, water sparingly to prevent 'damping off.' Carefully transplant each seedling to a small pot and grow on for 4 weeks. Either transplant into larger pot (about 15cm) or into garden, spacing plants every 25cm apart, in rows 25cm apart. Only plant in garden when all threat of frost has passed - late May to early June. Alternatively sow direct in soil when night time temperatures are above 13ŒÁC around June, but the greenhouse method is more successful.|
Don't overwater basil but keep moist and don't water foliage. Water in the morning as evening watering can lead to 'damping off'. Pinch out growing tip 2 weeks after final transplant to encourage bushy basil plants.
|Harvest:||Six to eight weeks from sowing - May to October. Successional planting will produce good basil through most of the year, and each basil plant can sustain about 8 cuttings a season. Cut before flowering as this takes away from the taste.|
When to Sow Lemon Basil Herb Seeds
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