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BASIL SWEET

Ocimum basilicum

A popular and sweetly aromatic basil with large, highly aromatic leaves. This easy-to-grow variety has white flowers appearing in summer and is suitable for growing in pots or garden beds.

  • Growing Tip: Plant in well-drained, rich soil and water and fertilise regularly. Pinch out tips to promote business. Protect from snails, frost and strong winds. Keep moist in dry weather.
  • Position: Full sun to part shade
  • Height / Spacing: 70cm, 35cm
  • Lifespan: Annual
  • Use: Fresh and dried leaves add colour and interest to a range of dishes including tomato, pesto, pasta, salads and vinegars.
  • Companion Planting: Plant near capsicums, tomatoes and beans to enhance their growth. Attracts bees.
  • Recipe Idea: View Cherry Tomato and Zucchini Risotto recipe
  • Range: Code B Punnet, 100mm Herb pots, Zest 200mm




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