Basil, Greek (Ocimum minimum) seeds, organic

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Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)

Annual, with first harvest at 70 days.

A tiny hummock of a plant, resembling a Lilliputian Oak tree, but redolent with the finest of Basil aroma. Does well in pots, and fits well in pots, even small ones. The leaves are quite small but the aroma and the flavor are quite large.  Very slow to bolt, which is an advantage for home growers but makes it challenging for us to produce seedcrops–we start mighty early! We vote this the best-tasting Basil of all. Traditionally in Greece, a sprig is placed behind the ear to mask unpleasant smells (like tobacco smoke) and attract women (or men).  Standard basil culture.  Sow seeds in pots or directly in the spring garden.  Make sure the garden soil has really warmed up before direct seeding.  If planting in pots, then make sure to harden off the seedlings to wind and sun before transplanting, and don’t transplant out too early, wait until the soil has truly warmed.  Thataway the plant (and you) won’t suffer from transplant shock.  Space 2 feet apart.

Packet contains 100 seeds
1 g contains ~880 seeds
5  g contains ~4,400 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Marie Irene Knoll

    Marie Irene Knoll

    An absolutely beautiful little plant. Small on size but, BIG on taste. Love it.

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