Basil, Lemon (Ocimum basilicum Citriodorum) - 250 Seeds

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Lemon Basil (Ocimum basilicum Citriodorum) is a highly sought-after culinary herb, proven to have the perfect combination of intense lemon aroma and flavor. Ideal for gardeners who love to cook, this plant is heat loving, tolerant of hot climates and loves containers and pots which are easily moveable in case you’d like to bring it indoors or out as needed. Lemon Basil can also improve the flavor of your tomatoes when planted together - great news for anyone with a green thumb!

An impressive variety of dishes can be spruced up with the use of this resilient herb. Sprinkle some on your salads, soup, fish or vegetable dishes for a kick of citrusy flavor or dry the leaves for later. You can even keep pests away by planting Lemon Basil near oregano, peppers, petunias and asparagus but avoid rue or sage.

•Open Pollinated
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 4-10

Growing Instructions:
In the spring, direct sow once the soil has warmed to about 70 degrees F. In order for the seed to germinate, which typically takes 10 to 15 days, press it firmly onto the soil's surface. Light is necessary for the seed to sprout. If you want to start indoors, plant the seed in flats 4–6 weeks before the last frost, maintain the soil just moist enough for germination, and move the seedlings outside as soon as the weather permits. Rich, light soils are ideal for this plant's growth; sow a fresh crop every three to four weeks for continual bloom.

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