BASIL SEEDS - Thai - Siam Queen


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Basil Seeds - Thai Siam Queen)  - Ocimum Basilicum Organic, Open pollinated Garden Herb !
Approximate Seeds Per Ounce: 25,000
Thai Basil (Ocimum Basilicum Thai Siam Queen) - What a gorgeous addition for the herb garden that can easily be grown from Basil seeds! Thai Siam Queen Basil is as flavorful as it is attractive. The sturdy stems support extra-large, 4-inch-long and 2-inch-wide bright green leaves. Clusters of purple flowers are produced on the very top of the plant for a highly ornamental effect. Basil Siam Queen is loaded with spicy flavor and aroma that is a perfect addition to tomato dishes, pasta sauces, vegetables and soup. Basil is at its most flavorful when fresh. The best time to harvest is just as the plant starts to set flower buds, well before flowers bloom. For harvesting, cut stems just before flowers open, strip leaves and use fresh, or dry on tray in dark, airy place. Leaves may be frozen. Harvest Thai Siam Queen leaves continually to encourage new growth.
Grow the Thai Basil herb plant in a rich, well-drained soil in full sun, where the plant will reach 30 to 40 inches tall. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushier plants and to delay flowering. Basil can be planted in the vegetable garden next to the tomatoes and the peppers as a companion plant to repel aphids, mites and tomato hornworms.
How To Grow Basil From Herb Seed: Start Basil seeds indoors near a sunny window 4 - 8 weeks before transplanting to the garden after danger of last frost. Or for areas with a long growing-season, sow Thai Basil seeds in garden in full sun when frost danger is over and ground is warm. Make shallow furrows and cover the herb seeds 1/4 inch with loose soil. Keep moist until germination.
Herb Specifications
Season: Annual
USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 30 - 40 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.3
Planting Directions
Temperature: 60F
Average Germ Time: 5 - 10 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 8 inches

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