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2024 Seed Catalog

Genovese Compact basil

HR00009

Geno­vese Com­pact

Basil Seeds

Thick and large, crinkled dark green leaves full of spicy flavor, superb for pesto sauces. Genovese has long been a favorite of fresh markets and gourmets, and Genovese Compact delivers same superior quality on much more neat, compact 1½ ft. tall plants. Great in containers. Packet is ¼ gram, about 150 seeds.

¼ gram - $3.49
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Growing Geno­vese Com­pact Basil Seeds

Bee introduces how to plant

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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We guarantee all the seeds we sell for one full year from the date of purchase. If you are unsatisfied with any seeds purchased from Swallowtail Garden Seeds, we will issue a refund. For customers in the U.S., we can send one-time replacements or issue a refund.