Everleaf Emerald Towers is a Genovese-type basil with a tidy, columnar growth habit, reaching 2-3 ft tall and just 8-12 in. wide. Densely-arranged, glossy dark green leaves are tender and tasty. Everleaf Emerald Towers is highly disease resistant and starts producing flowers months later than other basils, even in the heat of summer. An excellent basil for container and in-ground gardening.
Growing Everleaf Emerald Towers Basil Seeds
Plant Basil Seeds: Direct sow into the garden after all danger of frost. Plant seed ¼ in. deep, 2-3 seeds per inch, in rows 18 in. apart. Firm the soil well over the seeds. Thinning is not necessary. Can be started indoors in cell packs or flats 6 weeks prior to setting out. Kept at 70°F., germination is in 5-10 days.
Grow Basil: Basil prefers warm weather and is very sensitive to cold. Removing flowers and pinching taller stems will result in bushier plants that produce more leaves and better flavor. Removing leaves from basil plants helps promote growth. Some basils may die back after blooming. Basil is often companion planted with tomatoes.
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