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Basil 'Pesto'Ocimum basillicum

Just £0.99

Half-Hardy Annual
What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.
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This British bred herb is perfectly suited to the UK climate

Aromatic, glossy green foliage

a strong flavour that is well suited to making pesto

1 packet (150 basil seeds)Save £0.504 PACKETS FOR THE PRICE OF 3 £1.49 £0.99 Despatch: within 3 days
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This British bred herb is perfectly suited to the UK climate. Basil ‘Pesto’ is as attractive as it is useful. Its aromatic, glossy green foliage is flushed with purple and supported on purple stems. The pale pink flowers contrast beautifully, attracting bees and other pollinating insects. As the name suggest, this variety has a strong flavour that is well suited to making pesto, as well as flavouring sauces and many other culinary dishes. Grow it in containers outside the kitchen door for a constant supply of tasty basil leaves throughout the summer. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

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Patio, Kitchen Garden, Greenhouse

Half-hardy

full sun

Up to 30cm (12in)

Up to 30cm (12in)

easy

easy

1 packet (150 basil seeds) (54782)

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When all risk of frost has passed, harden basil plants off before planting out in a sheltered sunny position in well drained, fertile sandy soil; or potting into patio containers, window boxes, or windowsill pots indoors. Water moderately taking care to avoid splashing the leaves. Harvest basil leaves regularly when required to promote fresh new growth and pinch out any flowers that appear to prolong the harvest period. Culinary note: Basil can be dried or frozen for using later on, or added to oils and vinegars for extra flavour.
Sow basil seed from February to June, or sow throughout the year for indoor cultivation out of season. Sow seed on the surface of free draining seed compost and cover with a light sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator at a temperature of 15-25C (59-77F) or seal the container inside a polythene bag until after germination, which takes 14-21 days. Keep the compost slightly dry at all times, watering very lightly as seedlings emerge. When they are large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots and grow basil plants on in cooler conditions.

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