Basil, Dwarf Greek (Ocimum basilicum) - 250 Seeds

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Basil, Dwarf Greek (Ocimum basilicum) - 250 Seeds

•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones 3-12 (9-11 perennial)

As basil has many different varieties, Dwarf Greek Basil Herb is one of the smaller, ancient herbs— as it’s over 4,000 years old and native to Mediterranean and South Asian regions. Dwarf Greek Basil is an extremely cute, compact herb that typically only averages 6-10" tall and is amazing to grow as a container plant. With a spicy, slight anise flavor and a peppery and sweet aroma, it makes for a great basil plant that will handle the bulk of your basil cooking needs.

Medicinal Properties:
Basil leaves are of value medicinally to treat indigestion and nausea, and a poultice has proven to be of benefit to some for acne. Basil has also been used for headaches including migraines, to promote lactation, and as an appetite stimulant and carminative. In Chinese medicine, it is used for inflammation of the eyes as a wash. Essential oil of basil is used in baths or compresses as a nerve tonic for excess mental activity

Planting Instructions:
Grow in a rich, well-drained, soil in full sun. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushier plants and to delay flowering. Start Basil seeds indoors near a sunny window 6 weeks before transplanting to the garden after danger of last frost. Or, sow Sweet Basil herb seeds in the garden in full sun when frost danger is over and the ground is warm. Make shallow furrows and cover the herb seeds 1/4 inch with loose soil. Keep seed moist until germination.

Watering: Keep moist
Soil: Well drained
Seed Depth: ¼ inch
Seeds per Plant: 1 seed per inch
Plant Spacing: Thin seedlings to 6 inches apart
Row Spacing: 18 inches apart

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