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Sweet Basil Royal Guardians

Sweet Basil is a favourite culinary herb and excellent pest deterrent when used as a companion plant for cannabis. It is easy to grow and will add some versatility to your grow patch. These Sweet Basil seeds will give you everything you need to get started with them.
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Sweet Basil will help protect your cannabis garden

As a companion plant to cannabis, Sweet Basil, attracts butterflies and a number of beneficial predatory wasps to your garden. The sweet aroma of basil in the air acts as a deterrent to aphids, asparagus beetles, mosquitoes, tomato horn-worms, and whitefly. An annual grown from seed fresh every year, it can be sown directly in the ground or in a container. Place a pinch of seeds on the surface and cover lightly with soil mix. Regularly pluck out the flowers and young growth to encourage a healthy plant with a lush aspect.

Sweet Basil, also known as St. Josephs Wort (Ocimum basilicum), is so well regarded it is considered the royal herb. With large, soft, lush and fragrant foliage it is one of the most extensively used culinary herbs in the world. Sweet Basil features predominantly in Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine, and a Thai green curry doesn't taste quite right until the Basil is added. Easy to look after and thriving in the warmer months its broad leaves means it can tolerate part shade and it will flower prolifically if allowed.

Latin name Ocimum basilicum
Type Annual, herbaceous.
Height 30 - 130cm (30 - 45 cm)
Harvest 8 - 10 weeks from germination (unless topped, then doesnt flower). Frequent harvesting will prolong the life of the plant.
Effect Aromatic, disctraction (small white flowers) and stealth.
Climate Warm season, Full sun, sensitive to cold, dry conditions.
pH Prefers 5,5 to 6,5. Can grow between 5,1 and 8,5.
Soil Loose, well drained, and average to rich in composition.
Germination 5 - 10 days / above 21°C
Spacing 22 - 30cm apart
Seeds per gram 500 and 1.000

Basil helps repel flies, mosquitoes, and thrips. Basil leaves have the best flavour just before the plant flowers.

It behaves as an annual if there is any chance of a frost.

    By A. F. on 23/Oct/2023 :

    Title : Genially
    Comment : Flores de qualidade e uso para cozinhar! Parabéns pelo trabalho

    By D. L. on 23/Jan/2023 :

    Title : Mendocno
    Comment : Vraiment bien Q/S au top

    By C. C. on 21/Apr/2021 :

    Title : Super Basil
    Comment : Basilico fantastico ( e io me ne intendo di basilico).

    By A. M. on 16/Mar/2021 :

    Title : Super
    Comment : Bonnes graines, bon prix. Au top !

    By N. E. on 04/Jan/2021 :

    Title : Mr
    Comment : Parfait !

    By L. J. on 25/Jun/2020 :

    Title : Nice
    Comment : Grows good and smells very well

    By L. M. on 09/Jun/2020 :

    Title : buono
    Comment : da innaffiare spesso

    By J. R. on 27/May/2020 :

    Title : Muito bom
    Comment : Perfeito para cultivar junto com as suas ervas

    By E. J. on 05/May/2020 :

    Title : Good
    Comment : Fast delivery, grows quickly!

    By J. V. on 18/Apr/2020 :

    Title : Makkelijke plant.
    Comment : Heerlijk snel groeiend

    By L. L. on 17/Jun/2019 :

    Title : qualità e velocità
    Comment : ottimo prodotto

    By M. B. on 10/Jun/2019 :

    Title : Genial
    Comment : Las pedí para completar mi jardín junto con la lavanda, planté unas cuantas hace dos semanas y están creciendo preciosas.

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