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.

Organic Basil Bouquet Seeds

Ocimum basilicum
Beautiful and delicious arrangement of Genovese, Lemon, Cinnamon, Purple, and Thai Basils.
Art Pack, 250 seeds
Product ID# HE0167A , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC
$3.95

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Quick Facts
Days to Germination 7 to 10
Days to Maturity 60
Planting Depth ¼ inch
Spacing in Row 12 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
Height at Maturity 18 to 36 inches
Width at Maturity 12 to 18 inches
Detailed Product Info

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.

Growing Instructions

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 Art and Artist
Botanical illustration by Wendy Hollender.

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