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Growing basil from seeds indoors or outdoors

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender May 26, 2010 Posted Tags: , , , , Comment 1 Comment

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a culinary herb from the family Lamiaceae. Originally native to India where it is cultivated for thousands of years. Basil is a wild plant now in the Mediterranean and used mainly in Italian cuisine, salads, sandwiches. The Italian tomato dishes being so popular here in the UK it is a must to grow some basil together with your tomatoes. Sowing the seeds If you want to grow the herbs on your windowsill the best time is to sow is from March all the way till August. If you planning to transplant the plants outside later on or if you will grow the basil in an unheated greenhouse then wait until late April or even as late as July. I have tried to sow inside in April but the seeds were slow to germinate and basil really needs higher temperatures. And planting

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