Living on the coast and growing basil can be tricky in cooler & wetter climates. This "Maritime" basil seems to manage the cool and damp days better than most varieties. Can take temperatures down close to frost without browning. Will "NOT" take freezing. Performs well in organic garden systems with better leaf disease resistance.
Basil prefers well drained and warm soils in an open sunny position.
Basil is used in culinary and also in both Chinese and Auyovedic medicine. It can be used as a tea for digestive upset and for both colds and coughs.
For more information see pdf online "How Basil Heals in Traditional Chinese Medicine" by Paul O'Brien.
For information on drying basil, check out our blog on drying culinary herbs.
Start seeds in March in a starter soil seeding mixture, moist soil to the touch and in a warm spot for good germination. Plant out in warm soils after the threat of frost and the days are consistently warm.
50 seeds per packet @ $9.95
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