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3 Organic Greek Basil Plants

A compact Basil plant with a soft, sweet flavour

The Highlights

    • Compact growth–only grows to 45cm tall
    • Softer, sweeter basil flavour
    • Perfect for Italian dishes
    • Fresh Basil whenever you need it
    • Cut what you need and the plant grows more

3 Organic Greek Basil Plants

A compact Basil plant with a soft, sweet flavour
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The Highlights

    • Compact growth–only grows to 45cm tall
    • Softer, sweeter basil flavour
    • Perfect for Italian dishes
    • Fresh Basil whenever you need it
    • Cut what you need and the plant grows more

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

3 Herb Plants in Fibre Pots
Fibre pots can be planted straight into the ground as they decompose naturally, and the roots of the plant find it easy to root out through the fibre. They also use no plastic, so they're great.

Height on arrival:

10-20cm

Eventual height:

45cm

Eventual spread:

30cm

Tasting notes:

Soft, sweet, Italian herb flavour

Time to first crop:

3-5 weeks
Harvest the leaves once the plant has grown to around 15-20cm tall and the leaves are 6-8cm long.

Hardiness:

Somewhat Hardy
Plant outside after the last frost and keep in a sunny and sheltered location. Should cope fine throughout the growing season. In warmer parts of the country it can survive through winter.

Uses:

Pasta, Lasagna, Chicken Seasoning, Pesto, Garnish

Rootstock:

Spacing:

15-20cm
If planting in rows then plant 15-20cm apart with another 45-60cm in between the rows. If planting in a pot then we recommend planting in a pot that's around 25cm deep and similar across.

Care Guide

Good Pest and Disease Resistance

Basil can suffer from aphids and slugs and snails. For aphids, you can control infestations by spraying the plant down with soapy water or planting something such as Marigolds nearby that will attract predatory insects such as ladybirds. For Slugs and Snails, it is important to keep the area around the plant debris free and as dry as possible, especially at night as slugs and snails love damp conditions. You can use barriers such as egg shells or copper wire to surround the plant to prevent slugs and snails reaching the leaves.

Water Often

Full Sun in a Sheltered Position

Full Sun in a Sheltered Position

Basil needs at least 6-8 hours of full sunshine every day and will grow well in a sheltered position away from chilling winds.

Well-Draining

A good-mix to use is three parts quality compost to one part topsoil.

Not required

Don't worry, you food bills won't be going up! This plant requires no feeding. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0513/3428/3424/files/pruning_3x_4d3eaf73-f629-45e0-87a5-6f14f5f005fc.png

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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