Basil â€“ Aristotle
Neat, compact mounds of small leaves with a most delicious flavour make Basil 'Aristotle' a stunning ornamental, edible pot plant. The aromatic foliage adds flavour to all manner of dishes, particularly Italian recipes. This Greek basil is perfect for growing on the kitchen windowsill or in containers outside the back door. Height: 20cm. Spread: 30cm.
Sow from February to June, or indoors out of season. Sow seed on the surface of free draining sowing mix and cover with about 6mm of sowing mix. Place in a propagator at 20-25C until germination, which takes about 14-21 days. Transplant when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots and maintain temperature at 15C. Plant into containers, pots on the windowsill, or acclimatise plants for a few days if planting outdoors in a sunny, fertile garden once frost risk has passed.