This is the most popular type of basil--one of the most popular herbs in the world, and no wonder. The delicious scent, and delightful taste makes this one a must-have in any herb garden. It grows rapidly from seed, and once you harvest a stem, another appears in its place. Imagine making your own fresh pesto, basil and tomato "caprese" salads, plus all the other favorites that call for basil.
These seeds are the preferred culinary type, super-easy to grow.
When and Where to Plant: Select a sunny location and sow seed as
soon as ground can be worked. For earlier crop start indoors. Makes
attractive pot plant. Cultivate soil and enrich with vegetable food. Firm
soil over seed.
Care: Keep soil moist and clean.
Harvesting: Cut stem just before flowers open, strip leaves and use
fresh, or dry on tray in dark, airy place. Leaves may be frozen.