Herb Basil British Outdoor Seeds

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Basil 'British Basil'
The best basil for UK summers, British basil is the most cold, frost and wind tolerant basil variety available.
Finally, a more weather- proof outdoor basil! British breeding has produced a variety of this popular herb that's much more tolerant of cold weather, wind and light frosts. Ideal for the kitchen garden or a pot near the back door for easy picking.
While it is more tolerant to British weather, this basil variety does not compromise on its high quality aromatic taste.

Key Features

Plant Type: Herb, Culinary/Edible
Hardiness: H3: Half Hardy - Mild Winter (-5C to 1C)
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): H 30cm x W 30cm (at maturity)
Pot Size: Seeds
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: Yes
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Soil Type: Light Sandy, Rich Fertile
Soil Drainage: Dry, Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Planting Style: Patio Containers, Courtyard Garden, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden
Season of Interest: Summer
Flowering (from - to): July, August
Sowing / Planting (from - to): February - June
Harvesting (Harvesting Period & Instructions): June - October
Typically Available (from - to): January - December

Plant Care & Advice

Sow basil seed from February to June, or sow throughout the year for indoor cultivation out of season. Sow seed on the surface of free draining seed compost and cover with a light sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator at a temperature of 15-25C (59-77F) or seal the container inside a polythene bag until after germination, which takes 14-21 days. Keep the compost slightly dry at all times, watering very lightly as seedlings emerge. When they are large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots and grow basil plants on in cooler conditions.

Delivery and returns

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