• DELIVERY INFO: Seed potatoes & onion/shallot sets are now being shipped. Plug plants will be shipped from late April onwards. See FAQs for further info.

Greek Basil


The leaves on Greek Basil may be small, but its flavour is big and bold!
Greek Basil has a very tight compact growing habit and forms a perfectly spherical bush with tiny leaves appearing as though having been pruned.

Number of plants: 3

Variety: Greek Basil (organic*)

Great for protecting your tomatoes, chillies and aubergines!

In the kitchen: Pinch off small sprigs and add to salads, tomato dishes, sauces and vegetables.


Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

Here in the UK, basil is normally more reliable when grown indoors. Choose a nice sunny windowsill or pop a pot in a greenhouse.

Can be grown in....

Pots are ideal for growing basil

How far apart?

25cm apart or one plant to a pot.

Looking after your plants....

Basil is a Mediterranean plant so here in the UK we need to try and recreate this climate to get the best results.


Watering them

Keep the soil a little moist, but don’t overwater. The best time to water them is at noon in bright sunshine (quite the opposite from most plants!)



Pinch off flowers

Pinch off any flowers as they start to form to encourage more leaves to grow.

African Blue Basil

Great with...

Basil is a really versatile herb that you can add to loads of dishes for a little extra flavour. It’s particularly well matched to:

  • Tomatoes
  • Avocadoes
  • Pasta and Pizza
  • Chicken

When we deliver
We have 2 delivery windows – from late April through to July/Aug, and from September to October although it’s a little dependent on the weather. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.