Herbs- S6 Sweet Basil Lemon (455 Seeds)
S6 Sweet Basil Lemon
Annual, ornamental, highly aromatic herbaceous plant, used for culinary and medicinal purposes. Plant reaches 12-24in (30-45cm) tall. Sets light green, smooth, beautiful leaves that contain sweet, beautiful lemony scented, slightly bitter flavor. Fresh, dried, or frozen, leaves add an aromatic, delicate touch to various desserts, drinks, seafood, and meat dishes. Plant sets clusters of highly fragrant, pretty flowers, which are as well edible. 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.