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Don’t choose just any seasoning for your Thai or Vietnamese dishes! Thai Basil adds the authentic anise-clove notes that curries and stir-fries need. At 12-18 inches tall, these decorative plants are perfect in containers on decks or patios. Leaves are green, stems and flowers are purple. Here are our best tips on How to Grow Basil, too!
Each packet contains approximately 250 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Grows equally well in garden beds or containers and prefers full sun, regular water and fast draining soil. Sow indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date in spring. Lightly cover and keep planting trays warm. Seedlings can be moved outside after all danger of frost has passed. Space 6-12 in. apart in all directions.
Plants are ready to harvest when they reach 6 in. tall. For best flavor, pick leaves in the early morning when aromatic oils are at their flavorful best. Use fresh or freeze in plastic bags. Dry by hanging bundles upside down in a dark, well ventilated room and store in airtight jars.