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Basil 'Thai' Herb - Seeds

Marshalls

£1.99

Catalogue Code: 1020-4135

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Thai Basil is an unusual basil variety with a distinctive liquorice flavour, very popular for Thai and oriental dishes. Ideal for a pot on a patio or sunny windowsill. The purple flowerspires are very popular with pollinating insects.

Key Features

  • Perfect for pots and containers

Pack Contents: 350 seeds

Description

  • Distinctive liquorice flavour
  • Much used in Thai and oriental dishes
  • Ideal for pots
  • Attractive purple flowers

Thai Basil is an unusual basil variety with a distinctive liquorice flavour, very popular for Thai and oriental dishes. Ideal for a pot on a patio or sunny windowsill. The purple flowerspires are very popular with pollinating insects, although if you’re growing it as a culinary herb, it’s a good idea to pinch off the young flowerbuds, as the leaves can taste bitter once the plant has flowered.

Sow indoors

January-December: Sow 0.5cm (1/4in) deep in individual small pots of compost. Water well. Keep at a temperature of between 15-20°C (60-68°F) until germination takes place. Grow on indoors in cooler temperature.

Sow outdoors

March-May: Sow direct into the required harvest position, 0.5cm (1/4in) deep into pre-watered soil. Thin to 20cm (8in) apart.

Plant out

April-May: Plant out 20cm (8in) apart.

Tips

For a continuous supply, sow every 2-3 weeks. For the best flavour, pick leaves when needed and add to dishes at the last minute. Remove flowers to prolong harvest.

Growing Calendar

J Jan F Feb M Mar A Apr M May J June J Jul A Aug S Sep O Oct N Nov D Dec
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