Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

A wonderful aromatic herb with beautiful purple-green leaves. It has a mild licorice or aniseed smell & flavour making it perfect for many Asian dishes.

It makes an excellent potted herb and can be grown successfully indoors or outdoors. Useful as a border plant and can be grown well in pots and containers. Basil prefers warm conditions and full sun.

Mr. Fothergill's Packet Seeds Basil Thai

  • Sow in the growing position, 5mm (1/4in) deep, spaced 30cm (12in) apart. Keep moist. Seeds can be sown year-round in pots. Basil thrives best in a sheltered position with well-drained soil. Staking the plants with bamboo prevents them collapsing in adverse weather. Pick the leaves as needed and remove flower heads to keep the plants producing vigorous leaves.