Herbs- S3 Basil "Italiano Classico" (600-650 Seeds)
S3 Basil "Italiano Classico"
Annual, ornamental, highly aromatic herbaceous plant, used for culinary and decorative purposes. The plant reaches 12-24in (30-45cm) tall and sets meaty, deep green color aromatic leaves and lovely white flowers. Contains sweet, beautifully scented, warm flavor, which adds a lovely flavourful touch to pizzas, pasta, egg dishes, meat dishes, sandwiches, etc. Can be used fresh, dried, or frozen. Very fast and easy growing, maturing in 2-3 months after planting. Makes wonderful container plants, are great companions with tomatoes. Can be grown indoors or outdoors.
HOW TO GROW
Growing: Planting season: year-round in warm climates; early spring in temperate climates, starting seeds indoors, 6 weeks prior the last spring frost date or direct seeding after the danger of the last frost is gone and the soil is workable.
Soil: Light fertile, rich in organic matter soil.
Sowing depth: 1/4in (0.6cm) deep. Optimum soil temp. is 70F (+21C) for the best growth.
Spacing: 10-12in (25-30cm) apart.
Light: Full sun. Watering: regular to keep the soil moist but not wet.
Fertilizing: Recommended. Pinch out the flower heads as soon as they appear to make sure the leaves will continue growing.