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Greek Basil has small oval green leaves with a slightly softer sweeter flavour than the more traditional Basil variety.
Greek Basil Herb Seeds
Greek Basil has small oval green leaves with a slightly softer sweeter flavour than the more traditional Basil varieties. It is easy to grow and will keep producing new fresh leaves if regularly picked through the season.
How do you grow Greek Basil herbs? Sow your seeds 1/4 inch into module trays and keep the soil moist at about 21°C. Germination will take 7-14 days before you will see sprout appearing out of the soil. Youre Greek Basil needs about 12-16 hours of direct sunlight per day either on a windowsill or under grow lights.
What is the difference between Basil and Greek Basil? Small Greek basil is best added to your sauces and the larger leaves of Italian Basil is great to add to fresh salads or pastas.
How tall does Greek Basil grow? If you don't continue to trim your Basil plant it will continue to grow straight up. You should be trimming your Greek Basil plant regularly after it has grown 4 inches above the soil to produce a sturdy plant that can support itself. Never cut all the leaves off of your plant to ensure growth is consistent for the growing season.
Basil Greek Details
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 10 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 60 Days
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Early Crop
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
- Suited for small space growing
- Kitchen Garden / Windowsill