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Johnsons Basil Collection

Johnsons Basil Collection

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Ultimate Basil Collection

This collection contains a superb range of aromas and flavours for a vast array of culinary dishes. Grow in beds, borders and containers and all year round on the windowsill.

Lemon - fresh, uplifting lemon flavour and aroma.

Lettuce Leaf - largest basil leaf, with traditional flavour, also looks great when used as a garnish.

Minette - sweet, slightly spicy flavour, the traditional basil used for pizzas.

Red Rubin - subtle flavour and deep red leaves, gives a colourful 'lift' to salads, soups and stir-fries.

Sweet - the most popular, aromatic large leaved basil, imparts a sweet, slightly aniseed flavour.

Thai - traditional ingredient for oriental dishes, the flavour combines both aniseed and spice, simply wilt the leaves into soups, noodles and rice dishes.

How to sow and grow Basil

Sow indoors from March 0.5cm deep in good quality soil. We plant several seeds per pot. The plants can be potted up and placed on a kitchen window or we will plant some in 1 or 2 litre pots and grow on as a companion plant to tomatoes in the greenhouse.

The plants can be grown outdoors from late May when the risk of frost has past at a space of 30cm apart. They are best grown in well-drained soil in a sheltered place in the garden.

Sow direct in drills, when the soil has warmed up in May and then thin to 30 cm spacing.

Can be grown all year round on the windowsill.

For detailed growing instructions and ideas of which Basil varieties to grow click here

 

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