Basil seeds 'CHEN' ORGANIC
Seeds per pack; approx. 325
Sow; Mar-July (all year round indoors).
Germination; 14-21 days
Harvest; 30-35 days from germination.
Basil came to europe from India through ancient Egypt and Greece. It is a tender annual known for its aromatic taste and its use in Italian cooking.
Chen is a large leaf Genovese type with dark green leaves and a super sweet taste, It has been named ‘best tasting sweet basil’.
It is a very high yielding variety with good uniformity and is slow to bolt.
Chen is also more hardy and therefore suitable for outdoor growing.
Use as a companion plant with tomatoes as it will help keep greenfly and other pests away.
Sow 0.5cm(¼ in) deep from March - July in trays or pots in a propagator or windowsill(22-24 Celcius).
When about 6cm tall transplant to individual pots(7.5 - 9cm).
For outdoors, harden off then transplant to about 20 cm apart after last frost.
Repot into larger pots/containers for windowsill/patio growing.
Direct sowings can be made from June.
OUR SEEDS ARE SPECIALLY SELECTED FOR UK CONDITIONS AND SOURCED FROM ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE, SOIL ASSOCIATED ORGANIC GROWERS.
ALL OUR PACKAGING IS 100% RECYCLABLE, BIODEGRADABLE AND COMPOSTABLE.