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Sweet Basil Herb Seeds For Planting (Ocimum basilicum)
Sweet Basil Herb Seeds For Planting (Ocimum basilicum)Sweet Basil Herb Seeds For Planting (Ocimum basilicum)Sweet Basil Herb Seeds For Planting (Ocimum basilicum)Sweet Basil Herb Seeds For Planting (Ocimum basilicum)Sweet Basil Herb Seeds For Planting (Ocimum basilicum)

Sweet Basil Herb Seeds For Planting (Ocimum basilicum)

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Grow a garden filled with Sweet Basil, from freshly harvested Ocimum basilicum herb seeds. Sweet Basil produces large, tender green leaves that are both fragrant, as well as tasty. Often used in Italian pestos, this herb will grow to a mature height of roughly 36 inches tall, producing 3 inch leaves. It not only makes a great additive to pestos, but salads and tomato sauces as well. A great herb for use indoors or outdoors, Sweet Basil is popularly grown in pots & containers as well. They are not only used in cooking, but also as an ornamental plant. Their short, bushy growth habit makes them a perfect addition to borders and flower beds too!


Sweet Basil herbs are categorized as annual plants. Annuals such as this will grow quickly from freshly harvested seeds. They produce many leaves for harvesting, through the summer months and will later flower at the end of the season. Fresh seeds can be collected from the spent flower heads before the Winter season arrives. Sweet Basil takes anywhere between 60 to 90 days for harvesting.


  • Type: Herb
  • Season: Annual
  • Heirloom: Yes
  • Color: Green
  • Height: 36" Tall
  • Width: 24" Spread
  • Harvest: 90 Days
  • Uses: Culinary
  • Environment: Full sun

SOWING THE SEED

Sweet Basil can be grown indoors or directly outdoors. If started indoors, sow in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Sow the seeds at a depth of 1/8” under topsoil so that direct light can reach them. Transplant or direct sow outdoors when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. (Check below for spacing and growth habits)

GROWING CONDITIONS

Sweet Basil will enjoy an area that receives full sunlight for the majority of the day, with temperatures of at least 65F or more. The soil should be rich in organic matter, but also well drained. To improve drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to any areas that consist of hard, compact soil. Water the seeds daily with a mist setting or other light water setting to avoid overwatering and/or disturbing the seeds.

GERMINATION & GROWTH

Your Basil will begin to show life within as little as 7 to 14 days after sowing. The plants will grow to a mature height of about 36 inches tall and can take up a fair amount of space. Space each plant roughly 6 to 12 inches apart from one another. To promote the production of additional leaves, pluck the flower heads before the blooms open up. Cut the fresh leaves to add to an array of culinary dishes and pestos.

Front Side

Seed packets by Seed Needs are beautifully illustrated and provide a colorful depiction of the variety inside. We provide the common name, as well as the scientific name, seed quantity and a few specs about the variety to be grown.


Back Side

Each packet contains full growing instructions on the reverse side. Specifications on sowing the seed, growing conditions such as sunlight and moisture preferences and germination and growth information can be found as well. We also provide a QR to scan for easy reordering.

  • Always Non-GMO / Untreated.
  • Stored in a temperature controlled facility that's free of moisture.
  • Always packaged for the current and the following growing seasons.
  • True to the varieties advertised.
  • 99% pure seed with no added fillers.

  • Always Non-GMO / Untreated.
  • Stored in a temperature controlled facility that's free of moisture.
  • Always packaged for the current and the following growing seasons.
  • True to the varieties advertised.
  • 99% pure seed with no added fillers.

Always fresh and intended for the current and following growing seasons. Seeds are packaged in water resistant / tear resistant packaging.

Heirlooms are varieties that have been purposely bred, selected and passed down from generation to generation. They are wholesome picks that will breed true to the parent seed every time.

Seed Needs never knowingly purchases treated seeds products. We also do not treat any of our seed products with substances such as neonicotinoid or thyram.

Seed Needs promises to never knowingly purchase or supply genetically modified seed products. We take the Safe Seed Pledge!



A SEED COMPANY ON A MISSION FOR CHANGE

Seed Needs has been providing gardeners with quality seed products since 2010 and has shipped millions of packets to happy customers all over the US. We offer flowers, herbs, vegetables, vines, wildflower blends, seed packet collections and seed packet favors.


With the success of our brand, we have kept our promise to continually donate to different organizations and personally sponsor children all over the globe each and every month. We grew our sponsorships from just 1 child to over 100 children worldwide in only a few years. We would like to sincerely thank all who support us because it wouldn't be possible without you!


Check out our charitable contributions!

St. Jude Children's Hospital | ASPCA | Our Kids

A SEED COMPANY ON A
MISSION FOR CHANGE

Seed Needs has been providing gardeners with quality seed products since 2010 and has shipped millions of packets to happy customers all over the US. We offer flowers, herbs, vegetables, vines, wildflower blends, seed packet collections and seed packet favors.


With the success of our brand, we have kept our promise to continually donate to different organizations and personally sponsor children all over the globe each and every month. We grew our sponsorships from just 1 child to over 100 children worldwide in only a few years. We would like to sincerely thank all who support us because it wouldn't be possible without you!


Check out our charitable contributions!

St. Jude Children's Hospital | ASPCA | Our Kids

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