Basil, Lime (Ocimum basilicum) - 250 Seeds

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Lime Basil (Ocimum Basilicum) - 250 Seeds

•Heirloom
•Non-GMO
•American grown seeds
•Perennial
•USDA Zones: 3-12

Description:
This rare lime flavored basil offers a unique flavor combination that makes a lovely addition to teas and mixed drinks, marinades, vinegars or jellies, as well as chopped for use with grilled fish, salads, pasta, and poultry dishes. It can also be used in place of lemongrass in dishes. This variety does exceptional in containers which are brought indoors during the winter.


Medicinal Uses:
Basil is a great and excellent source of vitamins and essential nutrients. There are a lot of other nutrients, vitamins and minerals present in Thai basil that are not listed here such as vitamin C and omega-3 fatty acid. Thai Basil seeds are said to have antioxidants, anti-cancer properties, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties.


Growing Instructions:
Since basil thrives in warm weather, it grows best when the soil has warmed and there is no chance of frost. Gardeners with short growing seasons may want to start their seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost date, sowing them thinly in flats and providing heat to speed germination. Transplant 15-18" apart. To direct sow, plant the seeds 1/4" deep in rich soil and full sun, thinning to 15-18" apart when the seedlings develop. Basil also grows well indoors or as a container plant. Basil thrives in soil that drains well, yet needs water often. If the weather drops below 50 degrees, provide protection. As the plant grows, pruning it helps it to develop into a bushy, healthy plant; pruning is also important because once the plant flowers, it will begin to wilt and die. To prune the plant, remove the top several sets of leaves on each stem, taking care to leave at least three sets of leaves on the lower part.


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