Organic Basil â€“ Classico
Essential for authentic Italian cuisine, this sweet basil is one of the most popular varieties, with a strong scent and distinctive fresh flavour. Try growing Basil on the kitchen windowsill or in convenient containers outside the back door. It grows to a height of up to 45cm.
Sow from February to June, in pots or trays on the surface of barely moist seed compost and cover seeds with a sprinkling of finely sieved compost. Place in a propagator at 20-25C until germination, which takes up to 21 days. Transplant seedlings individually to small pots or cells until large enough to plant outdoors. Plant 3cm apart in well prepared soil in full sun, once frost risk has passed. Basil can also be grown in a pot indoors.