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Genovese Basil Seeds - Ocimum Basilicum - Aromatic & Delicious

Genovese Basil Seeds - Ocimum Basilicum - Aromatic & Delicious

Quantity: 300 Seeds


Genovese Basil, or Ocimum Basilicum, is an annual member of the mint family, Lamiaceae. This plant is a tried and true variety, and the staple ingredient in traditional Pesto. It thrives in many different environments but prefers to have lots of sunshine, and a decent amount of moisture in the soil. It doesn't grow well in the shade, so partial to full sun is recommended for the healthiest plants. With the right attention and environment, these plants will provide you with an abundance of delicious and nutritious greens for the entire growing season. 


The leaves from this plant give off an intoxicatingly wonderful fragrance when touched, and they can be consumed in tea. If you let the plants grow to flower, they are a great source of nectar, and attract bees as well as other beneficial pollinators. Planting basil anywhere near the garden will therefore increase pollination of crops and other plants in the area.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.


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  • Growing Instructions

    Kapoor Tulsi seeds may be started in pots in the spring, or directly sown into the ground. Sow seeds on the surface of the soil, and be sure to keep the soil consistently moist until seeds germinate. The plants don’t require very much attention other than a good mulching, a bi-weekly watering, and regular picking to stimulate more growth. These plants are quite vigorous, and just a few of them can provide you with a winter supply of its highly aromatic leaves and flowers. Kapoor Tulsi is resistant to deer, pests, drought, and flood; It’s a very robust plant.

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