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Basil Bouquet Art Pack

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  • Art Pack by Wendy Hollender
  • Growing in our neighbor's garden.
  • Pretty enough to pick for an edible herb bouquet.
  • Beautiful when flowering.
  • Time to collect the seeds.

Basil Bouquet

Ocimum basilicum

Certified Organic Seed

Beautiful and delicious arrangement of Genovese, Lemon, Cinnamon, Purple, and Thai Basils.

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The diversity of basil is a good example of how food culture has influenced backyard plant breeding. Pesto is a regional dish from Genoa, Italy. Genovese gardeners selected basil for the qualities they felt made the best pesto--especially the ability to pesto, or to pound, the leaves. Thai basils, on the other hand, were bred for their strong, rich aromas that did not diminish during stir-frying. Find a purpose for every basil in this mix.

Quick Facts

Number of Seeds 250
Spacing in Row 12 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
Planting Depth ¼ inch
Days to Germination 7 to 10
Days to Maturity 60
Height at Maturity 18 to 36 inches
Width at Maturity 12 to 18 inches

How to Grow

Direct sow after frost, or start indoors up to 1 month before last frost date. To have fresh basil the whole season, start in succession at one-month intervals. Pinch off tallest growth in order to keep basil from flowering; flavor becomes too strong once in bloom. Good for garden or container plantings.

About the Artist

Botanical illustration by Wendy Hollender.

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