Basil Seeds - Ornamental Mix
- Seed Count: 500 Seeds
- Maturity Date: Approximately 60-70 days from planting
- Plant Type: Herb, mix of various Basil varieties
- Growth Habit: Bushy, upright
- Sun Requirement: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Well-drained, fertile soil, slightly acidic to neutral pH
- Ideal for: Culinary use, ornamental gardens, container gardening
- Features: Mix of colors and flavors, aromatic foliage
History Basil, with its roots in ancient civilizations, has been a cherished herb for centuries, valued both for its culinary and medicinal properties. The Basil Ornamental Mix combines various types of Basil, each with its own unique history and origin, ranging from the Mediterranean to Southeast Asia. This mix is designed to offer a beautiful and functional addition to gardens, providing a diversity of colors, flavors, and aromas.
Uses The Basil Ornamental Mix is a versatile culinary herb collection. Each variety in the mix offers unique flavors perfect for pesto, salads, soups, and as a garnish. Beyond culinary uses, these Basils are also valued for their ornamental appeal. The varied leaf colors and shapes make them excellent for adding visual interest to gardens, patios, and balconies. Additionally, their aromatic properties make them a delightful choice for fragrant gardens.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions Basil in this mix prefers full sun and well-drained, fertile soil. Sow the seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date or directly outdoors when temperatures have warmed. Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep, gently covering them with soil. Once seedlings are established and have a few sets of true leaves, thin them to allow for proper growth space. Regular watering and occasional fertilizing will encourage a healthy and robust growth. As Basil is sensitive to cold, protect it from late spring frosts. For continuous harvest and to promote bushier growth, pinch off the flowering tops.