Greek Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
A sphere-shaped, compact variety full of bright fresh flavor and gorgeous in your garden. Prized for its medicinal properties especially digestive relief. A splendid companion plant for tomatoes and peppers.
- 100 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-10 days
- Maturity: 60-80 days
- Direct sow in full sun 1/4” deep after last frost or start indoors 5-6 weeks prior to last frost. Harden off seedlings before transplanting.
- Basil prefers well-drained soil.
- Space plants 8” apart; space rows 18-24” apart.
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I love the shape of these.
These basil are well named. They do grow in a neat, compact ball shape and would look good in a flower garden or front yard with the bonus of being edible and quite tasty. Of course, they are fine as a companion to tomatoes and peppers in the veg garden too.