Basil - Sweet Green
High notes of mint and clove make Basil 'Sweet Green' a refreshing alternative to traditional sweet basil. Large aromatic leaves are produced on neat bushy plants. Use Basil 'Sweet Green' to complement Mediterranean courgette and tomato dishes and an aromatic addition to salads and pasta dishes. It also makes a legendary pesto! Height: 45cm. Spread: 40cm.
Sow basil seed from February to June, or sow throughout the year for indoor cultivation out of season. Sow seed on the surface of free draining seed compost and cover with a light sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator at a temperature of 15-25C or seal the container inside a polythene bag until after germination, which takes 14-21 days. Keep the compost slightly dry at all times, watering very lightly as seedlings emerge. When they are large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm pots and grow the plants on in cooler conditions.