Sweet Basil Seedling
Sweet basil seedling.
Perhaps the most popular and widely used culinary herb. It is a tender annual, aromatic plant with a spicy odor and flavor. It grows 12-18 inches tall and foliage color can range from green to purple. Foliage size can vary from large lettuce-like leaves to very small leaves, half inch in size.
Basil prefers a sunny location, and a soil that is well supplied with organic matter and is fertile. Basil also likes to be kept well-watered. Poorly prepared soils that are low in nutrients result in slow growing basil that is not very flavorful. Basil is excellent as a decorative/culinary herb in patio or balcony containers or in the garden.
Pinching the tips of stems encourages a bushy plant and more leaf growth resulting in a round plant full of aromatic basil. Basil flower buds should be removed by pinching as soon as you see them form. Leaving them on the plant will affect the flavor of the leaves.
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- 1 non-perforated tray and greenhouse dome
- 20 3” round peat pots
- organic potting soi;
- labeling tickets
- planting instructions
- seeds for the following varieties:
- 3 Vulcan lettuce: early, red lettuce; crisp and milk with slightly frilled leaves; maturity 52 days
- 3 Waldmann’s lettuce: dark green with good flavor; maturity 49 days
- 3 Buttercrunch lettuce: green, compact head; maturity 50 days
- 3 Coastal Star lettuce: large, dark green romaine; maturity 66 days
- 1 Ruby Red chard: dark green, crumpled leaves with crimson stalks and veins; sweet flavor
- 1 Elderado chard: dark green leaves with bright orange stalks and veins
- 1 Sweetie cherry tomato: super sweet, red cherry tomato; very prolific; maturity 65 days
- 1 Sun Sugar cherry tomato: hybrid, golden yellow colour with a very sweet flavour; indeterminate; maturity 62 days
- 1 Diva English cucumber: sweet tasting with few seeds; high yields of 4 inch fruit; maturity 52 days
- 1 Ace pepper: early 3 lobed green sweet pepper that turns red; tends not to drop blossoms due to cooler nights in early summer as other varieties do; maturity 50 days to green, 70 days to red
- 1 Darkibor kale: uniform, tall plants with dark blue/green leaves
- 1 Polyvit chives: improved, high yield variety; dark green leaves with mild flavour
- Bulls Blood beet greens: dark red leaves and stems to add colour to salads; maturity 60 days
- Raxe radish: round red radish, crack resistant
- Abundant Bloomsdale spinach: dark green, savoyed leaves; maturity 45 days