Genovese Basil Herb Seeds (500mg)

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Genovese Basil Herb (500mg) Description:
Herbs are a staple in your garden. Grow Genovese Basil using heirloom, non-GMO seeds from Patriot Seeds. Fresh basil is delicious in salads or in a variety of dishes. You can also dry basil leaves for long-term storage. Patriot Seeds can be stored for 5+ years. They are also open-pollinated, so you can grow, harvest, and replant your basil crop for years to come. When you're ready to declare your food independence, buy Patriot Seeds.

Herb: Genovese Basil Planting Instructions:
Basil grows best in full sun. Plant the basil in fertile soil 1/4 inch deep and 18 to 24" apart. Plant only after all chance of frost has passed, as this warm weather herb is vulnerable to even mild frost. Make sure basil plants have a steady supply of moisture and warm soil. Doing so requires a balancing act with mulch. In cool areas, wait to mulch until the soil temperature has reached the mid-60s. Once the summer heat is in full swing, add mulch sooner. Grow time is 85 days.

Herb: Genovese Basil Harvesting Instructions:
Basil is most colorful when it is fresh. It is best to harvest the leaves just as flower buds begin to appear. You can harvest the entire plant every three weeks.

Did You Know This About Genovese Basil?
Basil and tomatoes work together in more than just a Caprese salad. When you plant these two crops near each other, the basil repels mosquitoes and whiteflies and the flavors of both plants are enhanced.