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«Genovese» - Organic Basil Seeds

«Genovese» - Organic Basil Seeds

1.14 €
Widely grown in Italy, where it is very popular in their cooking, especially in tomato salads and pesto sauces and, don't forget the after dinner mints, it combines nicely with garlic. An attractive plant with often purple-veined, shiny, bright green.

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  • Manufacturer country: Ukraine
  • Product code: 11940-0.5
  • Available: a lot of
  • Germination: 90%
  • Unit: Seeds
  • Crop year / Production date: 2019
  • Shelf life: 5 years

  • Organic Basile «Genovese»

    Widely grown in Italy, where it is very popular in their cooking, especially in tomato salads and pesto sauces and, don't forget the after dinner mints, it combines nicely with garlic.

    An attractive plant with often purple-veined, shiny, bright green leaves, it branches vigorously, is very productive, and can thus be abundantly harvested over a very long season. It has an intensely strong, almost perfumed aroma and flavour.
     

    How to Grow

    Basil needs 6 to 8 hours of sun; in the South and Southwest, it benefits from afternoon shade. Set out plants at least 2 weeks after the last frost in spring; summer planting is okay, too. Space at the distance recommended on the label, which is generally 12 to 18 inches apart.

    Plants are very frost sensitive, so keep plants protected in case of a late cold spell. Basil likes rich, moist, but well-drained soil with a pH of 6 to 7. Because it is harvested continually for lots of leaves, it needs a little fertilizer. When planting, add plenty of organic nutrients from compost, blood meal, or cottonseed meal to the soil.

    If planting in a container, use a large pot to keep the plants from drying out quickly in hot weather. You may also want to add mulch around the plants to help keep the soil moist and extend the time between waterings.