Herb, Lettuce Leaf Basil

Catalog #0273

4861

(Ocimum basilicum) (aka Large Leaved Italian) Classic basil described in Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden (1885). Named for large crumpled and fluted lettuce-like leaves that are 3-4" long. Sturdy 18-24" plants. Annual.

DIRECT SEED
1/8" Deep
GERMINATION
5-30 Days
THIN
4-6" Apart
LIGHT
Full Sun

Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and temperature does not drop below 65°F. Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.

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