Basil, Thai Sweet (Ocimum Basilicum Thai Siam Queen) - 250 Seeds

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$1.85 $3.70

Thai Sweet Basil (Ocimum Basilicum) - 250 Seeds

•American grown seeds
•Bee Friendly
•Butterfly Friendly

Thai basil (Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora) is a member of the mint family and as such has a particular sweet flavor reminiscent of anise, licorice and clove. Popular among the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, growing Thai basil has a pleasing aroma similar to sweet basil and is generally used fresh in recipes. Also referred to as ‘Sweet Thai,’ Thai basil plants grow to a height of between 12 to 18 inches with leaves 1 to 2 inches long on purple stems with purple flowers. Like sweet basil, Thai basil is a perennial.

Medicinal Uses:
Thai 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-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties.

Growing Instructions:
Start Basil seeds indoors near a sunny window 4 - 8 weeks before transplanting to the garden after danger of last frost. Or for areas with a long growing-season, sow Thai Basil seeds in a 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 moist until germination.

USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Light Required: Yes
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches apart; thin seedlings 8 inches

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