Mr Fothergill's Basil Sweet Genovese Seed Mat
Ocimum basilicum - Basil Sweet Genovese
Switch Store
Item code:

Grow your own fresh and fragrant sweet 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 a popular addition for salads and soups, due to its aniseed flavour. Plant your seeds in well cultivated, fertile soil to benefit from a bountiful garden.

Contains: 3 x 8cm mats

Growth Height — 30cm
More Information
Planting Advice

Sow indoors from mid winter or directly in the garden after danger of frost has passed, and again after summer heat has eased. Prefers cooler growing conditions as heat can cause the plant to bolt. Sow seed 5mm deep into well prepared soil. Water regularly and apply liquid fertiliser every two weeks to promote quick growth. Seedlings emerge 7-10 days.

Watering needs

Water your plant well.