Sweet Basil Seeds; organic + heirloom

Sweet Basil Seeds; organic + heirloom

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One seed packet filled with wild magic: heirloom organic seeds grown and collected by hand on our small scale farm. For expert and aspiring gardeners. An environmentally conscious alternative to conventional seed.

In an effort to save on paper and ink, planting instructions can be found below. Printed instructions are available by selecting the option for our planting information postcard. A beautiful postcard including the main listing photo for this seed variety, plus detailed planting instructions on the back.

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{sweet basil}
Ocimum basilicum
25+ seeds

Basil is an annual herb whose strong scent may confuse insect pests. Grown near tomatoes it can improve their growth and flavor. Basil is very sensitive to cold and grows best in hot, dry conditions. Protect basil if there is any chance of a frost. In the northern states of the U.S. it will grow best if started indoors and then transplanted to a spot with full sun after all chance of a frost has passed. 

Although basil will grow best outdoors, it can be grown indoors in a pot and like most herbs, will do best on an southerly-facing windowsill. It should be kept away from extremely cold drafts and grows best in strong sunlight. 

{planting information}
Days to Germination: 5-14 days
Lifecycle: annual
Height: 1-2 ft
Spread: 6"-1 ft.
Special Notes: Seeds come housed in papery seed bracts. In order for these seeds to germinate more quickly seeds should be removed from the bracts by crumbling them between your fingers to allow the seeds to fall free of the bracts. 

{how to plant} 
Start basil seeds indoors 3-6 weeks before last spring frost. Plant seed 1/4-1/8" below the soil. Thin seedlings with scissors once they have reached 1"-2" in height. Keep soil moist to ensure proper germination. Transplant outdoors once all danger of frost has passed.

Seeds are packaged in 100% recycled, 20% post-consumer waste brown kraft envelopes. Thank you for recycling again.