Basil - Sweet Green
Tasting like a mixture of mint and cloves, this basil compliments courgettes and is legendary in tomato and pasta dishes. Use Basil Sweet Green fresh or dried in salads, casseroles and vinegars. It acts as an insect repellent and great companion plant for tomatoes.
Sow seeds from late winter to spring 1.5mm deep in good seed compost. Germination usually takes 14-21 days at 21-24C. Transplant when large enough to handle into 8cm pots. Later harden off and plant out 38cm apart into ordinary well drained soil in full sun when all risk of frost is past.