Nothing tastes better than adding your own freshly cut herbs from your garden into your cooking, or adding them to oils and vinegars for something really special.
Basil Bush is a very fine leaved variety with traditional strong basil flavour, it also makes a beautiful little pot plant. This variety grows to about 45cm tall. Chopped on top of some bruschetta it makes a tasty Italian gourmet treat.
WHEN TO SOW
All year round
WHERE TO SOW
Sow seeds 0.5cm (¼") deep, in small trays of compost and lightly cover the seeds with a sprinkling of compost , and place at a temperature of 15-20°C . Alternatively sow direct outside in April and May into shallow seed drills.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Prick out seedlings individually to 7cm (3") pots, once large enough to handle. Grow on in cooler conditions , then gradually harden off plants in a cold frame before planting out after risk of frost has passed. Transplant to final positions 30cm (12in) apart or into larger containers, or grow a few in pots on a light windowsill all year round. Direct sown seedlings can be thinned to 15-30cm (6-12in) apart and harvested as required.
All year round
Sow a few seeds every 3-4 weeks on the kitchen windowsill for a continuous supply of fresh leaves all year round.
A good source of Vitamin A and beta-carotene.
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You can find Kings Basil Bush Seeds online at Groves Nurseries or visit our garden centre in Bridport, Dorset. We're conveniently located in Bridport near Dorchester, Weymouth, and Yeovil in Dorset. You can buy Kings Basil Bush Seeds online or visit our garden centre.