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Lemon Basil organic

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Zesty and refreshing lime-flavoured basil. Great addition to the herb garden, this fragrant Lemon basil is commonly used in Thai food and other Southeast cuisine and very attractive to pollinators. Its lime flavour makes it an excellent herb for tea, to flavour a jug of fresh water in the summer or make a sorbet or simple syrup. Very tasty as a base in a pistou sauce with a clove of garlic and olive oil and added to pasta or boiled potatoes.

 

Scientific Name: ocimum basilicum

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 20-28C

Germination time in days: 7-14 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 30-50 days

Sunlight: Full Sun

Soil requirement: Well drained, aerated, fertile soil

Sowing and cultivation: Start seeds indoors from late April to mid-summer. Sow a few seeds over the top of regular compost, water gently, lightly cover and pop it into a propagator. When the seeds have germinated, place in a warm, bright spot, such as a sunny windowsill, and water regularly to keep the compost moist. When the seedlings are large enough to handle and have their first true leaves, transplant into their own 7.5cm pot filled with multi-purpose compost. Shelter from the wind. Will grow better in a greenhouse. Space plants by 30 cm apart