Basil - Leaf Lettuce

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Basil - Leaf Lettuce

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Basil, Leaf Lettuce (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)

Ocimum basilicum. Annual plant.
  • Produces very flavorful and tender basil leaves.
  • Used in many different types of dishes.
  • Leaves can be used dried, fresh, or frozen.
  • 85 days to mature.
  • Can be grown indoors in containers.
  • Very easy to grow.
  • Extremely flavorful.

Quick Tip Planting Guide:

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0.25 inches deep

10"-12"

apart

14-21 days

65-85

degrees

after last frost

Up to  3 feet tall

Up to 3 feet wide 1

Health Benefits of Genovese Basil

Basil is a known health tonic for expecting mothers and when mixed with tea it increases lactation in mothers.  It is also a nerve tonic and young children are sometimes encouraged to chew on the leaves of basil because it stimulates brain cells and can increase memory.  

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