Basil Seeds Red Leaved by Mr Fothergill's
The purple leaves give a real 'lift' to salads, stir fries and pasta.
Herbs are so easy – you don’t even need a garden!
Just a few in pots on the patio or windowsill will add that little extra to a dish.
Sow and grow indoors for all year round crops. Sow 0.5cm (¼") deep, in small pots of compost.
Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal.
Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions.
For earlier outdoor crops, sow indoors March-May. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts),
before planting out into warm, well-drained soil, 20cm (8") apart,
during May-July. Alternatively, plants can be grown on a light windowsill.
Or sow outdoors March-May for ease, where they are to crop, 0.5cm (¼") deep,
directly into into finely-prepared, warm, well-drained soil, which has already been watered.
Thin seedlings to 20cm (8") apart. For a continuous supply, make sowings at two to three week intervals.
Harvest: Leaves are best picked immediately before use (outdoor crops from June).
Approximately 300 Seeds Per Packet