Basil Lemon Organic Seeds

Basil Lemon Organic Seeds

Ocimum africanum

Item #6133

Annual. There are dozens of ways to use 'Lemon' basil in the kitchen. It makes a great pesto or chiffonade to top fish or shrimp, adds an extra kick to flavored vinegars, is an excellent accompaniment to light pastas like capelli d’angelo (angel hair) or farfalle (bow tie), and adds a tangy note to citrus or blueberry desserts. More compact than many other basil varieties, so it’s perfect in small spaces. Can be grown indoors in a warm, south window! Recipe for Basil Herb Oil inside packet.

This packet sows up to 80 ft.



Seedling Image

Annual

Full Sun
to Part Shade

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 2 seeds every 12"

Row Spacing:
12"

Thinning:
When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"


When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F, ideally 65°–85°F.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outside. Transplant when your nighttime temperatures are above 50°F.

Harvesting: Basil flavor is best before the plant flowers. Harvest up to 1/3 of the plant at a time, leaving enough for the plant to be healthy and keep producing. Harvest prior to frost; basil is very frost sensitive.

Artist: Roberta Lutgens



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