Herb Basil British Outdoor
Herb Basil British Outdoor. The best Basil for UK summers! British breeding has produced a new variety of this popular herb that’s much more tolerant of cold weather, wind and light frosts. With a classic, aromatic flavour, Basil ‘British Basil’ is ideal for pasta sauces, salads and a wide range of culinary dishes. Grow Basil ‘British Basil’ in the vegetable plot or in patio containers by the back door for a delicious crop all summer and well into the autumn.
Height and spread: 30cm (12″).
February – June
How to sow
Sow basil seed from February to June, or sow throughout the year for indoor cultivation out of season. Sow seed on the surface of free draining seed compost and cover with a light sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator at a temperature of 15-25C (59-77F) or seal the container inside a polythene bag until after germination, which takes 14-21 days. Keep the compost slightly dry at all times, watering very lightly as seedlings emerge. When they are large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots and grow basil plants on in cooler conditions.
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