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Osmin Basil organic

€2,25 EUR

Beautiful dark maroon purple leaves basil which serves its purpose as a herb as well as an ornamental in any garden. This variety of basil mature faster than the other purple varieties.It has smaller, darker leaves. Great aromatic scent. Great for herb vinegars, pestos or addition to salads.


Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 20-24C

Germination time in days: 5-10 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 30-50 days

Sunlight: Full Sun / Half Shade

Soil requirement: Fertile, moist 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