Heirloom Vegetable and Herb Seeds for the Backyard Gardener

Basil - Lemon


Basil – Lemon

Lemon basil is a hybrid of basil and American basil. It is used extensively through southern Asia and is often called Thai Lemon Basil or Lao Basil. It can be eaten raw in salads or cooked in a variety of dishes including stews, soups, stir fries and curries.

Sow in seed trays at 5mm deep; Transplant at 4 to 6 weeks; Plant spacing at 30cm; Germination period between 3 and 9 days; Soil temperatures between 23˚C and 30˚C; Harvest time approx. 80 days.

Basil is best sown in pots or trays and planted out at 4 to 6 weeks. A frost tender and low growing herb, it can be sown in doors and planted out when soil temperatures are warm. Best results are obtained in a sunny position with at least 6 hours sunshine a day, and well-drained soil with added compost. Pinch out the tops to encourage bushy growth, and pick flowers to prolong growth period.

Seed quantity - 50