Sacred Basil

Certified Organic Seed

Ocimum sanctum

Deliciously-scented adaptogenic herb.

Tulsi, considered a sacred plant in the Hindu religion, has been cultivated for at least 3,000 years. Known as the “Incomparable One,” “Queen of the Herbs,” and “Elixir of Life,” the scent, as well as preparations of the herb, have been used to heal for centuries. Today’s plant scientists classify Sacred Basil as an “adaptogen”—a substance that helps us adapt mentally and physically to stressful circumstances. One whiff of its exquisite aroma and you’ll understand why.

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Start seeds indoors 6 weeks before last frost and transplant when plants have 2 sets of true leaves after threat of frost has passed. Can also be direct sown outdoors after last frost and thinned to indicated spacing. Basil requires moderate fertility and water. Harvest when plants are bushy, before flowers form by cutting the stems above smaller, leafy growth. Tulsi basil can be dried immediately after harvesting and kept for months. Self-sows.

Days to Germination 5-10 days
Days to Maturity 70 days
Planting Depth ¼"
Spacing in Row 12"
Spacing Between Rows 12"
Height at Maturity 18"
Width at Maturity 12"
Sun Preference Full Sun

Artwork by Jessi Carter. This ink-on-paper work is show-stopping—and huge—in person. Its intricate landscape and plant imagery suggest the layers of cultural and botanical meaning in the reverence felt for this herb by people from all around the world.

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