Basil Thai Large Seeds
Info: Thai Basil Large has the typical, distinctive flavour of Thai Basil with notes of anise, cloves and pimento. The up to 40 cm tall plants are also pretty to look at with their red stems, bright green leaves and pink flowers. The strongly fragrant plants decorate the windowsill as well as the terrace and garden. Thai basil should always be used fresh from the plant as it withers quickly and loses its aroma. Thai basil stimulates the appetite, helps with stomach upsets and promotes fat digestion.
Sowing & Cultivation: Sow in March to April for growing under glass or from end of May on outdoors. Sow max. 2mm deep, 5-10 seeds per 12 cm containers. Outdoors sow 50 seeds per meter with a row distance of 25 cm. Basil needs a sunny, sheltered location and a nutrient-rich soil. Water regularly, but avoid waterlogging. When the plant begin to flower, they do not form new leaves, so you should remove the florescence. In the Mediterranean countries, basil grows for several years, but overwintering on the window sill is difficult because the plants usually get too little light and are susceptible to pests and diseases.
|Botanical name||Ocimum basilicum|
|Sowing||Mar-Apr under glass, end of May outdoors|
|Location||Sunny place and fertile soil with constant moisture|
|Harvesting||June to October|
|Lifespan||perennial (cultivated annual)|