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Italian basil (or Genovese basil) is considered to be THE basil for authentic Italian cuisine. Not only does basil go well with tomatoes outside of the garden, but inside, you can plant it with your tomato plants as a companion plant to help in repelling pests such as hornworms and aphids. Leaves can be picked and eaten fresh, or dried for later use.

Pinch off tips of single-stemmed growth to encourage a bushier plant.

Frost sensitive.

100 seeds per pack

Planting information

When to sow?

Sow seeds early Spring-Summer, or all year round for growers in tropical and subtropical regions.

How to sow?

In punnets, bury seeds approximately 2mm deep.

Germination

Allow for 5-10 days for seedlings to emerge.

Staking

No

Water

Daily

Position

Full sun

Height

50-75cm

Spacing

30cm

Harvest

8-10 weeks