Thai Holy Basil adds a wonderful aniseed flavour to food. Good in salads or added at the last minute of cooking to add that definitive Thai flavour.
Sow indoors into a tray filled with seed compost, keep at 18-20 degrees and keep moist. After germination (which takes 8-10 days) water sparingly. Transplant each seedling into a small pot and grow on for 4 weeks. Then either transplant it to a bigger pot or into the garden (but only if all risk of frost has definitely passed).
Seed Quantity 100 Seeds
Type Edible Herb
Genus Ocimum Sanctum
Sow Seeds Sow seeds 0.5cm deep into small trays of seed compost, and cover with a sprinkling of seed compost/vermiculite. Keep at a temperature of 15-25℃. Alternatively, sow outside from late May to early July. Prick out seedlings into individual pots when large enough. Do not overwater. Basil hates sitting in wet compost
Plant Out When all risk of frost has passed. Basil does not like wet soil.
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Ordered these as I saw one growing wild in my garden and thought was lovely. Seeds arrived very promptly, part of a small batch of various seeds, along with a free gift which was very much appreciated. Will certainly buy again and am looking forward to seeing the plants next year.
Seeds sown directly outdoors last summer, all germinated and formed lovely silvery rosettes, and half have now also thrown up flower stalks and are producing stunning vivid pink flowers. I’m hopeful that the other half may do the same next summer. Great seeds, well packaged, excellent instructions - many thanks!
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