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Basil 'Sweet'/'Genovese'

Ocimum basilicum

Typically available from early spring through mid-summer. Check with your local store for current availability.

Large, glossy green leaves have a mild, sweet flavor. Petite, white flowers bloom as the plant matures. Traditional basil used for making pesto.

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Plant with Thyme


  • Size: 1'-2' tall, 8"-10" wide
  • Days to Maturity: 68 Days
  • Productivity: 1"-3" long leaves
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Moderate to High
  • Growth Habit: Upright

Green Thumb Guide

Plant in enriched garden soil 1-2 weeks after last frost. Leave 8"-10" of space between each plant. Fertilize when transplanting and again after first harvest. Water early morning or late evening. Harvest as needed by pinching leaves off at the stem. For best flavor, pick early in the morning when leaves have their highest oil content. ebstone-organics-surestart,monterey-takedowngardenspray,ebstone-organics-raisedbedpottingmix,belfry-planteratlantis-8in,ebstone-organics-tomatoevegetablefood


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