The Wonders of Basil


We believe that basil is one of the most under-appreciated plants that everyone seems to know about, but rarely raise themselves. Basil is one of the easiest plants to grow, and requires very little attention. It is a care free garden plant, or it can be grown very easily inside in containers, or outside on the patio, where brushing against the leaves will release fragrance and make the biting bugs disappear. It makes great potpourri material, and will add fragrance to any bouquet.

Basil is a well-known culinary herb that's popular in many Italian dishes. But did you know that there are many other uses of this herb, including its use as a tonic to aid in digestion? It is thought to have a calming effect on the stomach and 1/2 teaspoon of dried or fresh basil leaf in water can often help sooth indigestion and alleviate feelings of fullness.

The most common use of basil is for cooking, such as in tomato sauce, pesto, or vinegars. But it also can be sprinkled over salads and sliced tomatoes, either whole or chopped. Leaves of the basil can be dried and stored until needed, meaning you should always have basil available!

To make oil for salads, pound the fresh leaves and mix with a good salad or vegetable oil. If freezing the leaves, coat them with olive oil first.

Check out the many wonderful Medicinal Benefits of Basil

In the landscape, don't merely relegate basil to the herb or vegetable garden. Consider planting it in scented gardens, or use it as edging along a bed or path that you'll brush past and release the aroma.

Or try mass plantings of basil in a border, plant in decorative outdoor containers, or grow in pots indoors, if you have lots of light. In ancient times, pots of basil on the windowsill were used to deter flies.

Other uses of basil include the cosmetic. Basil leaves add zest to a potpourri blend. Put fresh leaves in a hot bath as an infusion, for example. As a tonic, steep a few leaves in wine for several hours. Or steep in water as a tea to aid digestion. A drop of basil oil on shirtsleeves will help counteract mental fatigue.

Jim's Starting/Growing Notes
Growing Inside: You can start basil seed inside any time of the year provided the seeds are in a constantly warm environment, they do not like cold soil temperatures at night when germinating. For a 4 inch pot, sow about 5 seeds a quarter inch deep in moist potting mix.
Once the seedlings have emerged, keep them in a lighted place but out of direct sunlight, then once the second set of leaves have fully formed, they can be moved to their final position, presumably a sunny part of the kitchen. Once the seedlings have reached a height of around 3 or 4 inches, pinch out the top most leaves as this will encourage the basil plant to produce lateral shoots, helping it to bush out.
As the plants continue to grow, remove any flower buds as they arise as this will signal a change in the flavour of the basil, making the leaves bitter and even unpalatable for some people. Flowering will also cause a significant reduction in the growth of new foliage, reducing the amount which can be used for cooking.

Growing Outside: Personally, I think all basil seeds should be started inside for best results, starting seeds about 6-8 weeks before the last frost. But, if you must start them outside directly in the soil, then sow the seeds in the garden after all danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Cover seeds about 1/4" deep and in a row, Grow in a rich, well-drained, soil and in full sun. Pinch the tip from the center shoot of Basil after it has grown for 6 weeks to force side growth and prevent early flowering. If flower stalks develop, simply snip them off.

Harvest the basil often. The trick to growing basil that is large and abundant is to harvest often. The more you harvest, the more the plant will grow. When harvesting, pinch off the stem right above where a pair of leaves are growing. After you harvest, two more stems will start to grow, which means twice the leaves next time you harvest! Remove flowers. Once a basil plant flowers, the leaves start to lose their good flavor. If you remove any flowers, the leaves will get their good flavor back in just a day or so.

Basil Seed ( Annual )
TRM505 Simply Try Basil( Multi-seed pellets )
New! The easiest way to grow basil, each pellet contains a mix of Genovese, Serrated Leaf, and Red Basil strains in one pellet, semi-dwarf, perfect in 5-6" pot.
Provides just the right amount of seed for plugs or pots, an easy and economical way to grow this popular herb! Each multi-seed herb pellet produces three varieties of basil, Genovese, serrated and dark red. Just one pellet fills a 5-6 inch pot fast, with no seed broadcasting or scoops across the soil.
  10 multi-seed pellets $2.95
FB122 Amethyst Basil ( Ocimum basilicum )
Darkest purple, almost black, turned down leaf like Genovese, 60 days.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 18 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

  75mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.50
JB001 Anise Basil ( Ocimum basilicum )
Anise scented, small olive-green leaf, purple stem, violet flowers, used in curry and spicy dishes.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Good bouquet material. Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 20mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
JB002 Ararat Basil ( Ocimum basilicum )
Bicolor, mottled purple and green leaf, use as garnish, fresh bouquet, or in garden, 60 days.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Nice windowsill plant. Excellent culinary herb. Good for fresh or dried bouquets. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 18 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 75mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.25
FB121 Aristotle Basil Ocimum basilicum
A wonderful herb that you can grow for it's beautiful appearance and for it's delightful basil flavor. Forms perfect basketball-size mound, small green leaf, for large patio pot or basket. Use in any recipe you would normally use green basil. Annual.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 18 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

  25mg pack $2.50
JB003 Aroma 2 Basil ( Ocimum basilicum )
F1 Genovese type, 3" glossy dark green leaf, strong flavor, fusarium wilt resistant, slow bolting.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 20 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 75mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.25
JB004 Aromatto Basil ( Ocimum basilicum )
3" purple-green leaf and flower, slightly spicy aroma and flavor.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 15 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 50mg pack ( about 30 seeds ) $2.25
JB051 Blue Spice Basil ( Ocimum basilicum )
F1 Interspecies cross, lemony vanilla scent, violet flowers, purple bracts, fuzzy leaf, great for salad or poultry garnish, or bouquet.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb, try it in salads for a little extra zest. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 10mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
JB005 Boxwood Basil ( Ocimum basilicum )
Boxwood basil is named for its shape, like a little boxwood. It originated in France for making pesto, but unlike the large-leaved basils, Boxwood has tiny leaves and a tight, fine-textured form.
Like other basils, it likes warm weather and is easy to grow. Just clip stems as needed, trimming more before flowering if you need a lot of leaves at one time. Never remove all the leaves or cut back to the woody stems or you'll end up with a skeleton. The little leaves of this variety make it easy to sprinkle the fresh flavor of basil on just about anything.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 15 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 15mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
JB006 Bush Basil ( Ocimum basilicum )
This is a dwarf plant with tiny fine, glossy leaves. Very compact and sturdy, bush basil has an almost bonsai-like appearance and it's aroma has hints of cinnamon, clove and anise. It is the preferred variety of basil to use when making pesto, especially in Liguria and Ligurians almost make a religion of their devotion to pesto sauce and its main ingredient, fresh basil.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 15 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 75mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.25
JB007 Caesar Basil ( Ocimum basilicum )
Large 2-1/2" green leaves turn down, aromatic, well branched, slow bolting.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 15 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 50mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
JB008 Christmas Basil ( Ocimum basilicum )
Huge glossy green leaf, dark purple flowers, for kitchen, garden, or bouquet, fruity aroma, 55 days, grows about 16" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 16 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 25mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
HR330 Cinnamon ( Ocimum basilicum crispum )
Spicy, cinnamon sweet fragrance. Makes a comforting tea and adds spice to recipes.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 15 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

  Package of 50 seeds $1.95
FB123 Compact Cinnamon Basil ( Ocimum basilicum )
Sharp aroma, narrower leaves with purple stems.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

  25mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.50
JB009 Cinnamon Bouquet Basil ( Ocimum basilicum )
For cutflower use, strong violet stems and veining, lavender flowers, great scent for bouquets, 64 days.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent cut and dry bouquet material. Fair culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 26 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 60mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
JB010 Corsican Basil ( Ocimum basilicum )
Heirloom Mediterranean, leaves mottled green-purple, mildly sweet, for great garnish or ornamental use.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 18 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 50mg pack ( about 30 seeds ) $2.25
2921 Dark Opal Ornamental Basil ( Ocimum basilicum )
The perfect plant for borders and mass plantings, and is great for adding color to salads. Has attractive, dark purplish-bronze foliage growing to 15 inches with spikes of lavender-white flowers.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 15 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

  Package of 25 seeds $1.95
2922 Dwarf Fine Bush Minette ( Ocimum basilicum )
Compact, small rounded leaf, grows 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

  Package of 25 seeds, $1.95
JB011 Fino Verde ( Ocimum basilicum )
Greek mouse ears gourmet type, midsize upright habit, slightly hot and spicy. Fino Verde Basil has a spicy and sweet flavor and very small leaves on a medium sized plant, yet it produces astonishingly high yields for its size! Fino Verde is perfect with fresh or cooked tomato dishes, also makes a lovely garnish.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
A special variety, hard to find seeds for this one. Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 20 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 30mg pack ( about 20-25 seeds ) $2.25
JB012 Floral Spires Lavender ( Ocimum basilicum )
Upright spikes, soft violet, attractive compact bushy plant, anise scented, well flavored green leaf, excellent pot or window plant, only grows about 10" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 10 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 10 seeds per pack $2.25
JB014 Floral Spires White ( Ocimum basilicum )
Upright spikes, soft violet, attractive compact bushy plant, anise scented, well flavored green leaf, excellent pot or window plant, only grows about 10" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 10 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 10 seeds per pack $2.25
JB015 Genovese ( Ocimum basilicum )
This classic basil has a concentrated flavor and fine sweet fragrance. It is uniform, slow to bolt, and is fantastic for seasonings, salads, garnishes and pesto. 70 days to mature, grows about 21" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 21 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 75mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.25
JB016 Genovese Compact Improved ( Ocimum basilicum )
Similar to Genovese but more compact plant, 74 days, grows about 15" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 15 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 75mg pack ( about 30 seeds ) $2.25
JB017 Genovese Red Freddy ( Ocimum basilicum )
Marvelous dark red leaved Genovese, smooth broad leaf, same wonderful flavor as green, a real culinary eye catcher, grows about 21" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 21 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 75mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.75
JB018 Goddess ( Ocimum basilicum )
Small bright green leaf, very compact plant, slow bolting, very spicy gourmet flavor, grows about 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 10mg pack ( about 20 seeds ) $2.25
JB019 Green Bouquet ( Ocimum basilicum )
Densely packed small leaves, compact, short internodes, easy for home growing in small pots, grows about 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 15mg pack ( about 20 seeds ) $2.25
JB020 Green Ruffles ( Ocimum basilicum )
Rich large green leaf, serrated, cut and quilted, great flavor with tomato-based dishes, grows about 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 50mg pack ( about 30 seeds ) $2.25
HR360 Holy Basil ( Ocimum sanctum )
Annual garden herb. Has a deep spicy clove scent. Good for salads and for making potpourri.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 15 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

  20mg package ( about 50 seeds ) $1.95
2918 Holy Green ( Ocimum sanctum )
A basil for gourmet cooks with a strong scent, green leaf, grows 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

  Package of 25 seeds, $1.95
JB021 Holy Red-Green ( Ocimum tenuiflorum )
A gourmet mix of green (Sri) and red (Krishna) leaves, wonderfully flavored, grows about 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 10mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.25
HR320 Large Sweet Italian Basil( Ocimum basilicum )
Annual garden herb. Excellent for tomato sauces and salads. Adds zest to everything. Very fragrant flowers and leaves. Good potpourri addition.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 15 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

  Package of 50-100 seeds $1.95
HR350 Lemon Basil ( Ocimum americanum )
Annual Plant. Has a strong lemon scent. Excellent for potpourris. Also makes attractive garden plant.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 125mg Package ( about 50 seeds ) $1.95
JB022 Licorice ( Ocimum basilicum )
Wonderfully scented like licorice candy, purple-green leaf, purple flower, grows about 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 20mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
JB023 Lime ( Ocimum basilicum citriodora )
Sweet lime scent and flavor, pink flowers, larger plant than lemon basil, grows about 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 70mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
JB024 Mammoth ( Ocimum basilicum )
Huge, palm size crinkled light green leaf, excellent for culinary use, grows about 15" tall.
 50mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
JB025 Marseilles ( Ocimum basilicum )
Compact Genovese, large puckered leaf, very aromatic, grows about 18" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 18 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 50mg pack ( about 30 seeds ) $2.25
JB026 Martina ( Ocimum basilicum )
Mid height bushy Genovese leaf, intense flavor, long shelf life, 70 days, grows about 14" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 14 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 50mg pack ( about 30 seeds ) $2.25
JB027 Mozzarella ( Ocimum basilicum )
Excellent for greenhouse production, dark Genovese, fusarium resistant, 77 days, grows about 14" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 14 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 75mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
JB028 Mrs Burns ( Ocimum basilicum )
Sweet, tangy, lemon-lime scent, bright green 2-1/2" long leaf, pinky white blooms, long vase life, 60 days, grows about 20" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 20 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 75mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
JB029 Napoletano ( Ocimum basilicum )
Frilly light green lettuce leaf, spicy, strong traditional flavor, 75 days, grows about 14" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 14 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 50mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
JB030 Nufar ( Ocimum basilicum )
Large leaf, sweetly flavored, fusarium wilt resistant, 77 days, grows about 24" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 24 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 50mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
RHC417 Oriental Breeze ( Ocimum basilicum )
Bred for container/cutflower use, very fragrant 6" long flower heads, white with purple bracts, grows 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

  Package of 250 seeds, $8.95
JB031 Piccolino ( Ocimum basilicum )
Very aromatic, tiny dark green leaf, compact bush, well branched, super in small pots, grows about 9" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
This is the best windowsill basil in our opinion. Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 9 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 50mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
JB032 Pistou ( Ocimum basilicum )
Petite plant with rounded shape, uniform mid-size green leaf, perfect for small pots, Spicy taste, 30 days, grows about 6" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
A little bite to this one, excellent windowsill plant. Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 6 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 15mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
JB033 Pluto ( Ocimum basilicum )
Compact globe shape, 8" round, strongly branched, tiny deep green leaf, excellent taste, great for pots, grows about 8" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 8 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 10 seeds $2.25
JB034 Poppy Joes ( Ocimum basilicum )
Genovese type, high fusarium resistance, green leaf, aromatic, grows about 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 50mg pack ( about 30 seeds ) $2.25
JB035 Purple Osmin ( Ocimum basilicum )
Glossy dark purple 2" slightly ruffled leaf, sweet fruity taste, lilac blooms, 5 percent of plants will be green, 80 days, grows about 15" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 15 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 75mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.25
JB036 Purple Ruffles ( Ocimum basilicum )
AAS Winner, fringed purple leaves. Very pretty, less fragrant than Dark Opal, grows about 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Very nice color. Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 25mg pack ( about 20 seeds ) $2.25
JB037 Purple Stem ( Ocimum basilicum )
AAS Winner, fringed purple leaves. Very pretty, less fragrant than Dark Opal, grows about 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 15mg pack ( about 20 seeds ) $2.25
JB038 Queenette ( Ocimum basilicum )
Highly aromatic Thai type, olive green/purplish leaf, red stem, purple flowers, for spicy foods or ornamental, 59 days, grows about 14" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 14 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 25mg pack ( about 30 seeds ) $2.25
JB039 Red Osmin ( Ocimum basilicum )
Bright purplish red leaf, sweet taste, excellent salad addition, grows about 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 50mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
2920 Red Rubin ( Ocimum basilicum )
Reliably dark red leaf, fine flavor and aroma, grows 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

  Package of 25 seeds, $1.95
JB040 Red Ruby ( Ocimum basilicum )
Vigorous, flat 3" purple leaf, high yield, great flavor, or ornamental or for bouquet, grows about 18" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 18 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 75mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
JB041 Sacred ( Ocimum sanctum )
This basil is a common sight in Indian temple gardens. The sacred plant has a sweet aroma which conjours up a distant memory of cloves. In Uruguay it is used as a fertility control. Best variety adapted to cool weather, resists spring frosts, grows about 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 25mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
JB042 Serata ( Ocimum basilicum )
Ruffled green leaf, great flavor, some fusarium resistance, 65 days, grows about 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 75mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.25
JB043 Spicy Globe ( Ocimum basilicum )
Mid-size rounded oval slightly toothed 3/4" green leaf, very compact, strong scent, white flowers, grows about 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 75mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.25
JB044 Super Sweet Chen ( Ocimum basilicum )
Large wrinkled leaf, excellent bolt resistance, one of the best tasting types, strong bolt resistance, grows about 12" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 12 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 70mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
JB045 Superbo ( Ocimum basilicum )
Highly uniform Italian genovese strain, thick green downturned leaf, 68 days, grows about 16" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 16 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 75mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
JB046 Sweet Dani ( Ocimum basilicum )
AAS, powerful lemon scent, large olive green leaf, great for culinary use, grows about 26" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Nice tall plant for flower bed background. Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 26 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 70mg pack ( about 30 seeds ) $2.25
JB047 Thai Magic ( Ocimum basilicum )
Very unusual glossy 4" long leaf, very aromatic, 60 days, grows about 16" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 16 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 50mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
JB048 Thai Siam Queen ( Ocimum basilicum )
AAS Winner, licorice scent, purple-green foliage, purple bracts, great looking plant, grows about 24" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 24 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 30mg pack ( about 20 seeds ) $2.25
JB049 Thai Sweet Queen ( Ocimum basilicum )
2" green leaf, spice clove-anise flavor, 59 days, grows about 14" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 14 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 30mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
JB050 Valentino ( Ocimum basilicum )
Genovese, dark green 3" long lettuce leaf, pink flowers, perfect for Italian cooking, 80 days, grows about 10" tall.

Seedman Basic Info:
Seeds are very easy to germinate.
Good windowsill plant. Excellent culinary herb. Good garden plant, good inside pot plant, good patio plant, good container plant, good flower garden plant, good hanging basket plant, has potpourri uses.
A/P: Annual
Outside: USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 10 inches
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions: Minium Soil Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch in garden, or 4-5 seeds in 4" pot inside.
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 6 inches

 50mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25