Basil Thai - 300 seeds - 11622

As easy to grow as any other basil, this variety has a distinctly liquorice flavour and used heavily in Thai and oriental dishes. A native of South East Asia, the purple leaves look very attractive in pots, both outdoors and on the windowsill.

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As easy to grow as any other basil, this variety has a distinctly liquorice flavour and used heavily in Thai and oriental dishes. A native of South East Asia, the purple leaves look very attractive in pots, both outdoors and on the windowsill.

Sow and grow indoors for all year round crops. Sow 0.5cm (¼”) deep, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. For earlier outdoor crops, sow indoors March-May. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out into warm, well-drained soil, 20cm (8″) apart, during May-July. Alternatively, plants can be grown on a light windowsill. Or sow outdoors March-May for ease, where they are to crop, 0.5cm (¼”) deep, directly into finely prepared soil, which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 20cm (8″) apart. For a continuous supply, make sowings at two to three week intervals. Harvest: Leaves are best picked immediately before use (outdoor crops from June).

Tip: For maximum flavour, leaves should be added to cooked dishes at the last minute. Remove flowers to prolong picking.

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