Basil, Thai – seed packet – $2.99
Related tags: Insectary plant
(Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora) Annual in the Mint Family. Delightful ingredient in the kitchen, especially for Thai cooking. Purple-tinged foliage and stems. Grows to 2 feet high when blooming. Flowers are purple and a bee-attractor.
Cultivation & harvesting suggestions: A Summer crop. Sow in flats inside or in a hoophouse or greenhouse around the time of the last frost. Transplant out when plants have at least two sets of true leaves and weather has warmed. Give 18-24″ spacings. Or grow in pots. Rich soil and regular watering. Pinch tips to make plant bushy, and use these trimmings in the kitchen as you go.
Contains at least 50 seeds. Packed for 2016.