|Purple Opal Basil|
My favorite varieties are Dark Purple Opal, Fine Verde and Genovese Basil. All three of them are great in pesto and the purple adds a bit of color to salads or even pizza!
|Fine Verde Basil|
From the Growing from Seed page:
Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and temperature does not drop below 65°F. Basil can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Seeds usually germinate within 7 days of planting.
Seedlings need 6-8 hours of sunlight . Basil can be grown indoors on a nice sunny ledge or windowsill or outdoors in a sunny spot.
Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Basil prefers rich well-drained soil.
I have found Easy to grow Herbs very helpful.
Doesn't that sound easy? I found a basil plant at my local supermarket for $4. For $4 at Mary's Heirloom Seeds you can get a full pack of organic, non-gmo Basil seeds. That's a possible 35 basil plants!!!
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