Heirloom Italian Basil Herb Seed Garden Organic Non Gmo Genovese Variety Container Friendly

Heirloom Italian Basil Herb Seed Garden Organic Non Gmo Genovese Variety Container Friendly



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~ about ~

65+ Organic seeds. Annual. There is nothing like the aroma of basil in the summer! This is the true, Italian pesto basil from the Genoa area of Italy, pesto capital of the world. Italian Genovese has a particularly strong fragrance and flavor, making it excellent for almost any basil dish, especially pesto. Edible flowers add charm to salads. A good container variety — grow indoors in the winter, in a warm, sunny location.

~ planting ~

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when temperatures are warm. Basil is very sensitive to frost. When to start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before planting outside. Successive sowings: Recommend 3 or 4 successive sowings every 3 weeks after initial sowing. Special sowing instructions: Easy to grow from seed. Must have warm temperatures; wait to sow until nighttime temperatures are above 50° F.

~ harvesting ~

Basil should be harvested before the plant flowers. The leaves have more flavor when harvested in the morning. The young, top leaves taste the best, and should be used fresh; the older leaves may be used for vinegar and pesto. Cut a few stems but never more than 1/3 of the plant. Wash stems, gently shake dry, and strip the leaves off the stem. If there is any chance of temperature dropping to 32° F, harvest crop immediately; basil is very frost sensitive.

~ additional instructions ~
- all seeds are heirloom, open-pollinated, organic & non-gmo (unless noted otherwise).
- detailed instructions are included with every seed package.
- inquire for discounts available on bulk quantities.

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materialculture Mar 29, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Seeds look great! Thanks for all you do!

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Darlene Suldickas Mar 26, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much! I can’t wait to plant these!

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brennongiles Mar 20, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
I ordered the seeds a while back and just got around to planting them; I loved the packaging, the seeds, and the company. I do not have pics of plants yet. Interesting, my seeds came with a free package of seeds I didn't order. My initial thought was, "what in the h*ll am I going to do with these?" Today, while in locked down due to the coronavirus, I planted the extra seeds in an extra planter I had on the back patio and enjoyed the fresh air. Be kind and enjoy plants.

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M N Dec 30, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
Looking forward to planting these seeds in spring. Thanks!

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