Basil Sweet Italian Sow Easy Seed Packet - Ferry-Morse

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Our Sweet Italian Basil seed will grow into an herb with an ultra pleasing aroma and a delicious taste. 

The leaves of this herb are attractive and contain a spicy flavor that makes green salads, tomato & cheese dishes, soups, and omelets even more delicious!

The entire plant has a very pleasing aroma and it makes a great companion for growing tomato plants.

Sow Easy seeds are pelleted with an all-natural coating made from a mix of clay, perlite, and FDA-approved food coloring. This coating adds some bulk to small seeds and stands out in the soil, making direct sowing and accurate spacing easier than ever. However, the coating does add a few days to the germination time when compared to uncoated seed.

  • Flavor: Spicy sweet!
  • Preparation Ideas: Perfect for your morning omelette or any salads or soups you have during the day.
  • Plant Type: Herb
  • Pelleted Seed Count: 200 Pelleted Seeds
  • Grows Best In: Full Sun
  • Days to Germination: 5-10 Days
  • Days to Maturity: 85 Days
  • Planting Depth: .25"
  • Seed Spacing: 10"
  • Growing Height: 18-24"
  • Best Container Size: 12"+

Instructions: Start indoors near a sunny window 6 weeks before transplanting to the garden. Or, sow in the garden in full sun when frost danger is over and ground is warm. Performs best in rows 2 feet apart. Thin or transplant plants to 10 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall.

Suggestions: Remove flower buds to encourage leaf growth. Begin harvesting all but 2 or 3 leaves at the base of each branch before flowers bloom. Preserve leaves by drying or freezing.