Mr Fothergill's Basil Sweet
Ocimum basilicum - Basil Sweet
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Grow your own fresh and fragrant Thai basil at home, and enjoy full flavoured dishes every day. These seeds produce a delicious herb with purple green leaves, that can be easily grown in pots or as a decoration for garden edges. This plant is easy to grow, and popular in many Asian dishes for its mild liquorice or aniseed smell and flavour. Plant your seeds in well cultivated, soil in warm conditions and full sun to benefit from a bountiful garden.

Growth Height — 30cm
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Sow a few seeds in each clump, 6mm (quarter-inch) deep. Cover with fine layer of seed raising mix or soil, water gently. Space the clumps 20cm (8in) apart. Thin to strongest seedlings. Feed with liquid fertiliser every 10-14 days. Water often as lettuce have shallow roots. Make successive sowings at fortnightly intervals.