Basil - Purple Ruffles
Basil Purple Ruffles has large, purple, fringed and ruffled oval leaves that have a mild anise flavour. This annual grows to 45 cm, and has culinary uses as for other basils.
Basil thrives in rich, well drained soil, in a warm and sheltered position. Pick the leaves as required, which are best used fresh. Pinch out the tip of the main stem to encourage bushy growth or prevent plants from flowering.
Indoors: Sow in March to April, 0.5 cm deep, in separate pots if possible. Plant out in late May, spacing 30cm apart. Outdoors: Sow in drills, in May, with thin to 30 cm spacing. All Year round: Sow in pots on the window sill.