Basil, “Mrs. Burns” Lemon – seed packet – $2.99
Related tags: Insectary plant, Mint Family
(Ocimum basilicum) Annual in the Mint Family. A beloved heirloom, quite lemony in odor and taste. Used fresh or dried. Try as a tea. Pollinator attractor, like all the Basils.
Planting suggestions: Ordinary garden soil is sufficient. Full sun. Start in warm conditions and give 12-18” spacing. Can also be container-grown in 1-gallon or larger pots. Pinch back leaf tips as desired, and lower leaves before they fade. Be careful not to bruise leaves. If drying, hang in bunches upside down in an airy space out of direct sunlight.
Contains at least 50 seeds. Packed for 2016.