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GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: Annual/ Height 1-2'/Spacing 6"
SEED CODE: C
SEEDS PER PACKET: 400
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 7-10
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION: 70F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/8"
WHEN TO PLANT: After danger of frost
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Seedlings may not transplant well. You may wish to sow seeds in a pot or in place, just pressing into a fine seedbed and keeping moist. Needs light to germinate, so retain moisture with a jar or other clear cover. Germination may take 2 weeks, so be patient and keep moist. A delicate annual which requires a warm, sunny location in well composted soil. The plants will die back at the first frost, or may be brought indoors. Grows to 2'-- becomes a taller bush in frost-free climates. You can begin to harvest the leaves when plants are 4-6" high.
BOTANICAL NAME: Ocimum basilicum
DESCRIPTION:The true Ocimum sanctum. Makes a delicious tea. A mounting body of research shows that Tulsi has immune-stimulating, anti-inflammatory, and adaptogenic properties superior even to Ginseng. This clove-scented basil is used in Ayurvedic medicine and in salads, drinks, tea.