Herbs

Basil - Purple

Abundant bunches of deep purple leaves with a rich fragrance. This annual herb looks attractive and has a sweet, spicy flavour that complements many dishes.

Position

Full sun.

Sow

Sow direct where they are to grow. Cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist. Thin seedlings to 20cm apart. Can be grown indoors in pots in well-lit areas.

Care

Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Water regularly. Frequent picking ensures a continuous supply. If grown outdoors protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem Snail & Slug Pellets.

Hint

Great companion plant for tomatoes, cucumbers and corn. Can be used to flavour bruschetta, pasta and salads. Mature plants in bloom can be cut and dried for winter use.