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Mr Fothergill's Herb Seeds Basil Lemon - 300 Seeds

Mr Fothergill's Herb Seeds Basil Lemon - 300 Seeds

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Basil Lemon Seeds from Mr Fothergill's Seeds and Plants.

Easy to grow, imparts citrus aroma to many dishes.

Delicious torn into salads, great with chicken and fish.

Herbs are so easy – you don’t even need a garden! Just a few in pots on the patio or windowsill will add that little extra to a dish.

Sow & Grow:

Sow and grow indoors for all year round crops. Sow 0.5cm (¼") deep, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal.

Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions.

For earlier outdoor crops, sow indoors March-May. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out into warm, well-drained soil, 20cm (8") apart, during May-June. Alternatively, plants can be grown on a light windowsill.

Or sow outdoors March-May for ease, where they are to crop, 0.5cm (¼") deep, directly into finely-prepared, warm, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Thin seedlings to 20cm (8") apart.

For a continuous supply, make sowings at two to three week intervals.

Harvest: Leaves are best picked immediately before use (outdoor crops from June).

Hints & Tips:

For maximum flavour, leaves should be added to cooked dishes at the last minute. Remove flowers to prolong picking.

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