Mr Fothergill's Basil Lemon
Ocimum basilicum - Basil Lemon
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Grow your own fresh and fragrant lemon basil at home, and enjoy full flavoured dishes every day. These seeds produce a delicious herb that can be easily grown in pots or as a decoration for garden edges. This plant is easy to grow, and has lemon flavoured leaves that add zest to salads, fish dishes and sauces. Plant your seeds in well cultivated, fertile soil in warm conditions to benefit from a bountiful garden.

Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice "

Sow a few seeds in each clump, 3mm (1/8") deep. Cover with a fine layer of seed raising mix or soil, water gently. Space 30cm (1') apart. Thin to strongest seedlings. Feed with liquid fertiliser every 10 - 14 days. Water often as lettuce have shallow roots. Make successive sowings. Grows well on any good soil in a sunny position. Seedlings emerge 6-10 days.

Watering needs

Keep soil moist.

Pruning Advice

Pick the leaves as needed and remove flower heads to keep the plants producing vigorous leaves.