Organic Lemon Basil - Pack of 200 Seeds Ocimum citriodorum
Sow: March to June Harvest: June to October Height: 30cm+
Lemon scented variety that lends itself well to marinades with halloumi, fish or chicken. Lovely white flowers towards the end of the season.
Certified Organic Seed
Basil can be started undercover from mid-March. Start in Jiffy 7C pellets (available here) or seed trays (available here), then pot on into 7cm pots, and again into 9cm before planting out in late spring/early summer. The seeds can be sown directly from the middle of May.
Basil seeds need a bit of warmth to germinate. The heat of a sunny windowsill should be enough.
Allow at least 50cm between plants if planting in open ground; this variety also does well in a pot. Pinch tips out to encourage the plants to become bushier. Feed once a month with a balanced feed to keep plants healthy.