A classic Italian basil, ideal for pesto. The dark green leaves are succulent, mildly spicy and plentiful on 24 to 30 in. tall, bushy, slow-to-bolt plants. Packet is ½ gram, about 300 seeds.
Growing Genovese 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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