Parmyum Mix Basil-100 Seeds

Parmyum Mix Basil-100 Seeds

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A special mixture of neat little early varieties of potted basil that blends very harmoniously and attractively into the kitchen interior, delighting the eye with elegant greenery on the window and filling the room with a pleasant Mediterranean aroma. Compact, well-leafed bushes. It usually grows up to 20-30cm (8-12 in.) height. Large and wide leaves with various shapes and colors. Varieties include and combine notes of lemon, oregano, coriander, cinnamon, anise, and mint. Grow on the window sill, in the garden or in containers on the patio. Use the edible flowers in salads too! All types of basil enjoy warm, freely draining soil and lots of moisture in summer heat. Basil also makes sensational microgreens – they take a little while to germinate, but are worth the wait for gourmet garnishes.

 

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QUICK FACTS

  • Tender Annual

  • Large Leaf

  • Grow in container or windowsill

  • Pinch the tip to promote bushing

  • Easy to grow

  • Full sun

Basil likes warm sunny locations, good drainage, and lots of water.

Starting
Sow seeds 1cm deep in a sterilized seed starting mix. Basil is prone to damping off, so once the seeds sprout, ensure adequate ventilation. Keep Basil under very bright light.  Using bottom heat speeds germination.

Growing
Use any rich, loose, well-drained soil. Once plants are 15cm tall, pinch out the growing tips to encourage really bushy growth prior to harvest. Watch for signs of flower buds forming in mid-summer, and pinch these off to promote more foliage. Encourage larger plants by planting Basil seedlings 20-25 cm apart.

Basil is easy to grow in warm sunny conditions. It is easy to grow indoors, in containers. Basil transplants well and can be started ahead in cell blocks. Basil is as aromatic in the kitchen as it is in the garden. Fresh Basil has significantly more flavour than dried, which means it’s a great fresh herb for the kitchen window. Cooks around the world use basil. It is perhaps most popular in Mediterranean and Asian dishes. It is a great addition to most vegetables, fish, poultry dishes, and summer salads. Basil is the key ingredient of pesto. Basil is often matched with tomatoes in recipes

In the garden basil is a companion plant that is said to enhance the growth of both tomatoes and peppers.

In zones 4-10 it is an annual but in tropical regions, it is a perennial. Indoors, a single basil plant, pinch well can grow for several years and grow 60-90 cm high providing fresh leaves continuously.  If growing indoors try to prevent any seed formation by pinching leaves.

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