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Greek Basil (Autumn)

£7.99

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Small leaves, big flavour
Greek Basil has a very tight compact growing habit and forms a perfectly spherical bush with tiny leaves appearing as though having been pruned. Grow this on the kitchen windowsill in autumn for a steady supply of basil leaves – you’ll be able to pick very soon after the plants are delivered.

Number of plants: 3

Variety: Greek Basil (organic*)

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

 

Delivery: These plants can be delivered from September until mid/late October, depending on the season. These plants will arrive in 9cm biodegradable pots. For further info, please see FAQs *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.


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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!)

 

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Pinch off flowers

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

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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