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.
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.