Basil, Italian Large Leaf (Ocimum basilicum) - 250 Seeeds
Not only does Basil Italian Large Leaf taste great, it also provides many practical benefits to your garden. Its ability to repel aphids, mites, and tomato hornworms make it an essential tool for fighting off harmful pests. Its large leaves also make it stand out from other Basil varieties like Genovese with sweeter scents and milder tastes that are even more appealing.
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-10
Since basil thrives in warm weather, it grows best when the soil has warmed and there is no chance of frost. Gardeners with short growing seasons may want to start their seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost date, sowing them thinly in flats and providing heat to speed germination. Transplant 15-18" apart. To direct sow, plant the seeds 1/4" deep in rich soil and full sun, thinning to 15-18" apart when the seedlings develop. Basil also grows well indoors or as a container plant.
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