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Basil Sweet Herb Seeds

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Basil Sweet Herb - Irish Plants Direct 
This popular bushy herb has large sweet bright green leaves.
They are often used in Italian cuisine and Mediterranean dishes.
Grow as an annual in the vegetable garden, container displays or on the kitchen window sill year round.
Seeds 450
Sow February - June or year round for indoor use
Germination 7 - 10 days
Loam or sandy soil that is acidic or neutral
Harvest June - October
Companion Plants Tomatoes, peppers, oregano 
Do not plant with sage
Pick the leaves when required
A good source of vitamin A,C,E and K
Use in pasta dishes, sauces, soups and salads
Sow the seed thinly from February onto well drained compost and cover lightly leave on a warm sunny window sill.
Alternatively sow outdoors in a sunny sheltered spot into fertile soil from April. Basil doesn't tolerate any cold so make sure all frosts have passed before planting out.
Basil has small white or pink tinged flowers from late summer pinch out the flower heads or trim the plant after flowering to encourage new leaf growth.
Can be sown year round and kept indoors on a sunny warm window sill.

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