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British Basil Seeds
Specially selected for growing outdoors in UK conditions. Very robust bright green leaf that is more resistant to colder conditions, won't discolour and retains its traditional intense flavour.
Product Part Number: 80263
When to sow
When to Sow British Basil Seeds
All year round. Annual herb, outdoor plot or windowsill.
Where to Sow
Sow seeds 0.5cm (1/4in) deep, in small trays of compost and lightly cover the seeds with a sprinkling of compost, and place at a temperature of 15-20 degrees C. Alternatively sow direct outside in April and May into shallow seed drills.
What to do next
Prick out seedlings individually to 7cm (3in) pots, once large enough to handle. Grow on in cooler conditions, then gradually harden off plants in a cold frame before planting out after risk of frost has passed. Transplant to final positions 30cm (12in) apart or into larger containers, or grow a few in pots on a light windowsill all year round. Direct sown seedlings can be thinned to 15-30cm (16-12in) apart and harvested as required.
Add to cooking just before serving to retain the full flavour.
An excellent source of vitamin A and beta carotene.