Sweet Basil Seedlings
Our sweet basil seedlings are a wonderful elected mix of our favorite culinary varieties. They make a great addition to your herb garden! Plant seeds with some space to get the most growth out of the different varieties.
- Growing basil from seeds can be a difficult challenge. That is why purchasing basil seedlings is recommended for more successful planting outcomes.
- Note that these seedlings need water and mulch.
- The seedlings are shipped in nylon grow bags but you can order for plant pots separately if you need a longer-lasting option.
Uses of sweet basil seedlings
- The peak flavor experience is fresh from the garden and used soon after, though it retains its unique flavors and aromas well when made into pesto and frozen.
- Drying is a last resort, as it loses most of the aromatic oils. But we have found that basil dried from your garden is so much more flavorful than commercial dried basil.
- Basil does well with asparagus and helps tomatoes overcome pest insects and disease while improving growth and flavor of both. It is best to grow the shorter basil plants alongside or parallel to the tomato plants instead of among them in their shade.
- Peppers – both sweet and hot – like basil alongside them, as does beans, beets, cabbage, and eggplant. Herbs that like basil nearby are oregano and chamomile.
- Basil repels mosquitoes and most flies, so keep a couple of planted pots near doorways and entrances.
- Common rue and sage are antagonistic to basil, so don’t plant them near each other.