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Siam Queen Thai basil

€2,50 EUR
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Very strong-scented Thai basil

Siam queen thai basil is an annual plant, 30-40 cm high, with aromatic, decorative, apical leaves and inflorescences of purple color. The flowering period falls from June to September, when the upper parts of the shoots are harvested. Grown as a medicinal, spice plant, but also decorative on flowerbeds, in boxes and containers. Fresh leaves can be added to pickling cucumbers, salads, sauces, casseroles, roasted meats and fish. Due to the strong aroma use in small quantities.

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