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Lemonette Basil

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Basil with light green pointed leaves with a slightly serrated edge. Flowers are whitish. Flowers and leaves have a lemon flavour that enhance many dishes. This basil is also great in teas and desserts.

 

Scientific Name: Ocimum Americanum

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