Basil - British Outdoor
British breeding for a weather proof basil uniquely showing much more tolerance to colder weather, winds, and light frosts. This variety features dark green glossy leaves with a strong clove taste and aroma. It is suitable for vegetable plot, patio containers or in pots on the windowsill.
Sow seed on the surface of good, free-draining, seed compost. Cover with a fine sprinkling of vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 20-25C until after germination which takes 14-21 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination. Keep compost on the dry side at all times, water lightly as seedlings emerge. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots. Grow on in cooler conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 30cm apart.