Basil Seeds - Sweet Thai
- 100 Seeds Packet
- Heirloom, open-pollinated, and non-GMO seeds that stand as a testament to pure, unaltered genetics.
- Certified organic and ethically sourced, ensuring environmentally-friendly practices.
- Adaptable growth; suited for pots, containers, or directly in garden beds, thriving in varied sunlight conditions.
- High-yielding with the capacity for multiple abundant harvests, ensuring you never run out.
- Multifunctional: Perfect for culinary delights, recognized for medicinal properties, and boasts ornamental appeal.
- Beautiful aesthetics: Purple-hued stems and green leaves, tinged with purple, make it a garden standout.
- Fragrance: Its aroma is not only a treat for the senses but also acts as a natural pest deterrent.
History & Origin: Rooted deeply in Southeast Asian cuisine, Sweet Thai Basil is an integral part of many traditional dishes. Unlike the more common Mediterranean basil, this variety boasts a sharper, licorice-like flavor, lending a unique twist to recipes. Over the years, its popularity has transcended boundaries, making it a global culinary favorite.
Uses: Sweet Thai Basil is a flavor powerhouse. Its distinctive licorice and anise profile perfectly complements a plethora of Asian dishes. It's a star in stir-fries, soups, curries, and fresh salads. Beyond its culinary applications, this basil variant has an array of health benefits. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, it's known to fortify immunity, promote heart health, and offer anti-inflammatory properties.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Starting your Sweet Thai Basil journey is a breeze. You can begin indoors, sowing seeds in pots or containers, and later transplanting them to garden beds once they've matured. They're hardy and adaptable, able to flourish with varying sunlight – from shaded to full sun. For optimal growth, ensure the soil is well-draining and keep it consistently moist. As the plant grows, regular pruning helps in encouraging bushier growth and maximizing yield. Within a few weeks, you'll be rewarded with aromatic leaves ready to elevate your dishes.