- Annual plants
- Plants grow to a 12-18 inch globe with thin leaves
- Great for container and ornamental plantings
(O. minimum) (aka Greek Basil) Forms a perfect 12-18" globe bush with very small thin leaves. Intense sweet basil scent with spicy flavor, slow to go to seed. Ideal for containers or as borders in gardens. Very uniform strain. Annual.
Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep
Germination: 5-30 Days
Thin: 4-6" Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - 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.