Lime Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Annual
Vibrant green, fragrant with a slightly sweet lime flavor. Delicious in salads, sautés, Thai dishes, marinades, desserts, and beverages/teas. A hardworking garden companion plant that banishes aphids and other pests while attracting pollinators. Nutrient dense – valued as a culinary and medicinal herb.
- 200 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-10 days
- Maturity: 60 days
- Direct sow in full sun 1/4” deep after last frost or start in doors 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.