Basil is one of the most popular herbs in the world, and no wonder. The delicious scent and delightful taste make it a must-have in any herb garden. What's more, this unique purple-leaved variety adds color as well--great in any salad, soup or other dish calling 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.