Basil Holy Tulsi Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Basil Holy Tulsi Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Ocimum sanctum

Item #6132

Annual. Known as the Queen of Herbs in India, Tulsi is considered to be sacred. The health-promoting properties of Holy Basil are said to help the body combat stress and other medical concerns. Plants are very fragrant. Make a delicious tea with a spicy clove, fruity, anise-like aroma by steeping the leaves; add the flowers to intensify the flavor. Grow indoor for a continuous supply of fresh leaves throughout the winter.

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Full Sun
to Part Shade

Up to 24" tall, 24" wide.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4 seeds every 6" - 12"

Row Spacing:

When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

When to sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperatures are at least 60°F. Basil is very sensitive to frost.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting outside.

Harvesting: Culinary basil is typically harvested before the plant flowers. However, with Holy Basil, you may want to allow the plant to flower so you can add the flowers to your tea and enjoy the stronger flavor. Flavor is best when plant parts are harvested in the morning. Cut a few stems at a time, but never harvest more than 1/3 of the plant if you want it to keep producing. If there is any chance of temperatures dropping to 32°F, harvest crop immediately; basil is very frost sensitive.

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