Lemon Basil - Cheap Seeds, LLC

Lemon Basil

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HEIRLOOM. There are dozens of ways to use Lemon basil in the kitchen! It makes a great pesto or chiffonade to top fish or shrimp, adds an extra kick to flavored vinegars, is an excellent accompaniment to light pastas like capelli D'Angelo (angel hair) or farfalle (bow tie), and adds a tangy note to citrus or blueberry desserts. More compact than many other basil varieties, so it's perfect in small spaces. Can be grown indoors in a warm, south window!

Lemon basil is a late summer to early fall crop, Lemon Basil plants will not only brighten an area with their overall aroma, but they can repel unwanted pests such as mosquitoes. This tangy and citrusy basil makes a great addition to your herb garden—giving off a lemon scent that lasts throughout the late summer days. As basil plants are often grown as annuals, they are technically perennials and can overwinter in warmer regions. Lemon Basil Herbs are easy to grow from seed or plant in containers.

Non-GMO Lemon Basil Herb plants (Ocimum basilicum x citriodorum) can reach up to 2’ tall as compact bushes. As late summer to early fall approaches, Lemon Basil grows light-green stems with white flowers— giving off a bright lemon-scented aroma. As their glossy leaves become 1-2” long, they will be ready to harvest. Non-sweet varieties such as Lemon Basil continue to grow as a warm season crop until the first frost arrives. These herbs prefer to have their flowers pinched back as they develop, in order to maintain their peak flavor and oil properties.

Growing Basil: Sow Basil seeds in the garden after all danger of frost has passed. For areas with short growing seasons, start the herb seeds indoors 4 - 8 weeks before setting out. Grow basil herb in a rich, well-drained, soil and in full sun. Sow Basil in the vegetable garden next to the tomatoes and peppers as a companion plant to repel aphids, mites, and tomato hornworms

10 seeds