Ocimum basilicum



Organic Sweet Basil Plants in three inch pots

The trays to the left are crowded with three-inch pots ready for shipping. Basils make superb container plants and need about two gallons of soil per season. Basils grown in containers should be fertilized with an organic fertilizer often.

Allowing enough space for each plant and fertilizing regularly will provide the optimum amount of growth. Flowers should be kept cut back. If you have a long growing season, consider a second start of basil about six weeks after your first crop goes in.

It takes a lot of Sweet Basil to make our favorite pesto, but it is definitely worth it!

Try Thai Basil, pictured to the left, for that distinctive anise taste found in many Southeast Asian dishes. Thai Basil with its slick green leaves and ruby colored blooms is a beautiful plant and can also be grown in a container.

Mrs. Burns' Lemon Basil has a distinctive lemony flavor that works well with fish, green beans, Brussels sprouts and just about anything else you might put with lemon.

For more on growing, harvesting and using Basil, be sure to read our newsletter BASIL: The Crowning Jewel of Summer.

For more fun and recipes using basil, visit our Basil pinterest page.

Sweet Basil, Thai Basil and Mrs. Burns' Lemon Basil make a great addition to our Small Space Herb Garden Six Pack.

These plants are sometimes available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant.  They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see if Sweet Basil Plug Trays are available. Check here to see if Thai Basil Plug Trays are available.

Cultural Information

Height: 2 Feet   

Hardiness: Tender Annual

Flower Color: White-Sweet Basil
Pinkish Purple-Thai Basil
White-Mrs. Burns' Lemon Basil

Characteristics: Full Sun

Uses: Butterfly,

Choose a Basil $4.45




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