High notes of mint and clove make basil 'sweet green' a refreshing alternative to traditional sweet basil.
Large aromatic leaves are produced on neat bushy plants.
Use basil 'sweet green' to complement Mediterranean courgette and tomato dishes and an aromatic addition to salads and pasta dishes. It also makes a legendary pesto!
Sowing months: February - May
Flowering months: July - August
Sow basil seed from February to June, or sow throughout the year for indoor cultivation out of season. Sow seed on the surface of free draining seed compost and cover with a light sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator at a temperature of 15-25C (59-77F) or seal the container inside a polythene bag until after germination, which takes 14-21 days. Keep the compost slightly dry at all times, watering very lightly as seedlings emerge.
When they are large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots and grow basil plants on in cooler conditions.
Position: full sun
Height: up to 45cm (17.7in)
Spread: up to 40cm (15.7in)
Hardiness & longevity: half-hardy annual
Ideal for: patio, kitchen garden, greenhouse
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